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2015 IL BRIGANTE, Red Blend Napa Valley

2015 IL BRIGANTE, Red Blend Napa Valley

This lusty brigand "borrows" aromas of cassis and spice from its Cabernet-based Napa Valley blend. Pretty aromas of red currant and black cherry mingle with black fruits with a touch earthy, cured meat aromas that frame the wild berry flavors and toasty oak on the palate. The wine shows polish with a good balance between acidity and round and ripe flavors. Finishes with moderate, well-integrated tannins. Delicious and supple now, it will continue to improve for several more years to come.


 

 


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SKU: WR3072
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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
57% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 12% Sangiovese, 4 % Primitivo, 5% Other Red Wine
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
September 24, 2015
Acid
6.7 g/L
pH
3.55
Aging
20 months in Bordeaux French oak, 40% New Oak
Bottling Date
August 25, 2017
Residual Sugar
DRY
Alcohol %
14.5
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Pretty aromas of red currant and black cherry mingle with black fruits with a touch earthy, cured meat aromas that frame the wild berry flavors and toasty oak on the palate. The wine shows polish with a good balance between acidity and round and ripe flavors. Finishes with moderate, well-integrated tannins. Delicious and supple now, it will continue to improve for several more years to come.
Winemaker 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
Food Pairing Notes
Pairs well with beef or lamb roast in a red wine sauce, duck and rich, roasted vegetable dishes.
Other Notes
Meant for cellaring up to 10 years.
Product Reviews
Marisa Pierson's Gravatar
Marisa Pierson
(Oct 23, 2020 at 6:34 AM)
We recently purchased Il Brigante online and I fell in love with it instantly! It's a robust and hearty Red wine that goes wonderfully with Italian food. Il Brigante accompanied a recent Pasta Bolognese dinner and brought out the great flavor of the food. This has become one of our favorite Castello wines!

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Stephen Duszlak
(Feb 21, 2021 at 6:54 AM)
I have been a Castello club member for over 10 years. Without a doubt, Il Brigante is my favorite wine. My wife and I enjoy its richness with any Italian meal. Our dinner guests always rave when it is served.

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