The 2008 La Castellana is a purple-tinged wine with concentrated black fruit aromas - blackberry, black raspberry, and black cherry, with a creamy, rich, toasty oak bouquet. The rich structure and flavor of the wine is complemented by a lively acidity for excellent food pairing, and worthy of cellaring for up to 8-10 years.
A wax sealed bottle is a beautiful addition to your wine rack, but can be intimidating when it comes time to open it. This is easier than you may think! Simply plunge your corkscrew through the wax, as if it were not even there. Lift the cork slightly and wipe any wax crumbles from the opening. Pull the cork the rest of the way out and enjoy!
• Wine Enthusiast (93 Points)
“Made from Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with a splash of Sangiovese, this super Tuscan-style blend is powerful in every respect. It shows massively concen¬trated blackberry and crème de cassis flavors, with notes of dark chocolate and spices. The oak is rich and toasty, the tannins thick but as soft as silk, and the acid¬ity lively enough to give all this richness a racy hit. Best enjoyed now and over the next 2–3 years for sheer Napa exuberance.” - Steve Heimoff