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2016 Castello di Amorosa Don Thomas Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8100869 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$125
Item Sold Amount Date
I8135666 1 $110 Mar 13, 2022
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RATINGS

96+ The Wine Advocate

…vibrant notes of crushed wild blueberries, black raspberries and red and black currants with wafts of rose hips, raspberry leaves, unsmoked cigars and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate...structured with ripe, grainy tannins and beautiful freshness framing the red and black fruit layers, finishing long and mineral laced.

93Wine Spectator

…a ripe and polished beam of cassis and plum notes, laced with sweet tobacco details and a flash of iron minerality, set against a subtle backdrop of alder and cedar. The fine-grained finish shows a savory element.

89-91Vinous / IWC

...laced with the essence of dark raspberry jam, chocolate, spice, white chocolate and new French oak...offers lovely richness and raciness while retaining a silky, mid-weight sense of structure.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford

Rutherford AVA is just north of the Oakville AVA in the heart of Napa Valley, and it is equally distinguished. It is home to Beaulieu Vineyard and inglenook, arguably Napa Valley’s most historically influential wineries. Inglenook started making in wine in the late 19th century, and Beaulieu Vineyards was producing by the first years of the 20th century. BV founder Georges de Latour is particularly esteemed for having recruited Andre Tchelistcheff, a renowned research oenologist, to move from France to Napa Valley in 1938 and run BV’s winemaking. The legendary Tchelistcheff brought European winemaking techniques to Napa Valley and vastly improved wine quality. Other Rutherford winemakers followed his lead. Today there are 5,000 vineyard acres in Rutherford and many acclaimed producers. The famous Silverado Trail with its exclusive, limited production wineries, runs partly through Rutherford AVA. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons are characterized by supple tannins, richness, notes of cherry and plum, depth and the ability to age for several decades. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon the AVA also grows Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. It received its AVA designation in 1994.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.