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2015 IL BARONE, Cabernet 12 Liter

2015 IL BARONE, Cabernet 12 Liter

Our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from our top vineyards throughout Napa Valley, and shows dense flavors of dark berries, baking spice, and powerful, structured tannins. An exceptional Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon with excellent long-term aging potential.


• James Suckling (91 Points)

"A little extracted but some solid currant and blueberry character to this generous red. Full body, round and juicy. Clean finish. A blend of 96% cabernet sauvignon and 4% petit verdot. Enjoyable now but better in 2019."

• 94 Points - 2019 American Fine Wine Competition

• 2x Gold Medal - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

*94 Pts - American Fine Wine Comp*
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/ 12 Liter
SKU: WRL4028
Wine Specs
96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 8th, 2015
6.2 g/L
18 Months in 60 gallon Allier and Center of France French oak barrels, 60% new oak
Bottling Date
August 8th, 2017
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Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Enticing notes of black cherry, cassis, and dark chocolate with hints of savory spices, this full-bodied wine displays polished tannins and an elegantly balanced mouthfeel. Excellent now but can age well for over a decade.
Wine Enthusiast Magazine's Contributing Editor and wine critic, Virginie Boone said this about the 2015 Il Barone, "With 4% Petit Verdot, this is a hearty, concentrated red wine, firm and robust in tannin and toasted oak. High-toned red cherry and plum are accented in chocolate, tobacco and leather, finishing in earthy dried herb and black pepper. 90 Points
94 Pts/ GOLD MEDAL - 2019 American Fine Wine Competition DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition
Vineyard Notes
A blend of the Castello's top high-end Cabernet Sauvignon vineyards from the best growing regions of Napa Valley. The majority of the fruit comes from the Rutherford AVA, a region famed for producing beautifully structured and complex Cabernet Sauvignon.
Production Notes
The 2015 vintage was of high quality, but very low yields in many varieties. The harvest will also be remembered as one of the earliest ever. The relatively dry and warm winter resulted in small clusters of grapes with highly concentrated flavors yielding wines of deep, rich flavors and excellent quality with deep color and lovely fruit aromas. - Brooks Painter, Director of Winemaking
Winemaker Notes
Il Barone is a very flavorful, elegant and structured red wine in the style of high-quality, very limited-production, fine Cabernet Sauvignon wines from the Napa Valley. Excellent long-term ageing potential.
Food Pairing Notes
Pair with foods as bold as the wine, such as roast game meats, grass-fed steak, or grilled portabello mushrooms with reduced balsamic vinegar glaze.

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