This La Castella wine is a bold, yet elegant, Super Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sangiovese red wines. Our Lady of Castle will slowly reveal her secrets over the years.
• Wine Enthusiast Magazine, James Laube (92 Points)
"Intense, with firm, vibrant red and dark berry flavors amid currant, black cherry and licorice note, supported by smoky, cedary oak details and flinty, minerally elements. Ends crisp and lively. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Sangiovese. Drink now through 2032. 2,928 cases made." J.L. (11/16)
• James Suckling (92 Points)
"Very well done with firm tannins and a fresh and lively profile. Full body, cherry, walnut, and cedar. Hints of chocolate. Mostly cabernet sauvignon with merlot and sangiovese. Drink or hold."
• Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate (92 Points)
"The 2013 Proprietary Red La Castellana is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Merlot. A real successful effort of this blend, the wine shows cedar wood, tobacco leaf, blackcurrants and ripe black cherry in a medium to full-bodied, lush, savory, complex style. Drink it over the next 5-8 years."
"2013 was a stunning vintage that produced absolutely remarkable wines – possibly even better than the magnificent 2012 ‘nearly perfect’ wines. Both growing seasons were dry and early ripening, which brought the fruit to full maturity while avoiding fall rains. The temperatures were on the cool side which retained excellent acidity and wonderful aging potential. The 2013 reds are complex and full-bodied, classic Napa Valley style."
- Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking