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2015 LA CASTELLANA, Super Tuscan Blend

2015 LA CASTELLANA, Super Tuscan Blend

Our “Lady of the Castle” is a Super Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sangiovese, with excellent long-term aging potential. Dark stone fruit, spices, red cherries, and floral notes are supported by silky, polished tannins. La Castellana is a harmonious blend that strikes a balance between power and elegance. Patience will be rewarded as La Castellana slowly reveals her secrets over the years.

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ACCOLADES

• 95 Points - American Fine Wine Competition

"Scored 95 points and a double gold at the 2019 American Fine Wine Competition."

• 90 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

"Castello di Amorosa's 2015 La Castellana is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend. Pomegranate, plum, chocolate and sweet French oak infuse this supple, beautifully expressive red. Supple and giving, the 2015 will offer plenty of drinking pleasure over the near and medium term. All the elements are very nicely balanced.

• 91 Points - 2021 American Fine Wine Competition

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Wine Specs
Vintage
2015
Varietal
65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 14% Sangiovese, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec
Appellation
Napa Valley
Harvest Date
October 8, 2015
Acid
6.4 g/L
pH
3.46
Aging
20 months in Bordeaux French oak, 90% New Oak
Fermentation
Malolactic Fermentation
Bottling Date
August 15, 2017
Residual Sugar
DRY
Alcohol %
14.8
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
Dark stone fruit, spices, red cherries, and floral notes are supported by silky, polished tannins. La Castellana is a harmonious blend that strikes a balance between power and elegance. Patience will be rewarded as La Castellana slowly reveals her secrets over the years.
Ratings
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media (90 Points) - Castello di Amorosa's 2015 La Castellana is a delicious Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend. Pomegranate, plum, chocolate and sweet French oak infuse this supple, beautifully expressive red. Supple and giving, the 2015 will offer plenty of drinking pleasure over the near and medium term. All the elements are very nicely balanced.
Awards
2019 American Fine Wine Competition - 95 Points (Double Gold Medal)
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
Our “Lady of the Castle” is a Super Tuscan blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Sangiovese, with excellent long-term aging potential. Beginning in the late 1960s, a few winemakers in Tuscany attempted to make more complex red wines by planting the classic Bordeaux red grape varieties. While they experimented with these wines as separate varietal blends excluding the regional variety, Sangiovese, they also tried omitting the small amount of the white variety “Malvasia bianca” traditionally added to Sangiovese to produce “Chianti Classico” in lieu of a blend with Bordeaux varietals (namely, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot). The term "Super Tuscan" describes a red wine made in this new style. Aromatic and intense, these wines have a character all their own. Italian examples of the Bordeaux reds from this region are Sassicaia, Ornellaia, and Tignanello, now some of the most revered wines in the world. Examples of Italian Bordeaux/Sangiovese blends are Guidalberto and Le Volte. La Castellana is similar in style to these wines.
Food Pairing Notes
This elegant "Super Tuscan" wine goes well with lamb, sausage, grilled steak, Venison or a great pasta dish such as Pappardelle with wild boar (Dario's favorite).

Product Reviews

Mike Vanselow's Gravatar
Mike Vanselow
(May 31, 2021 at 11:01 AM)
Tobacco, earth, still some tannins left but ready now.

Brenda Payne's Gravatar
Brenda Payne
(Jul 28, 2021 at 9:43 AM)
My son and wife bought this wine for me after visiting the winery. They are wine connoisseurs.I enjoyed this wine immensely.

Alison Kramer's Gravatar
Alison Kramer
(Sep 10, 2021 at 6:55 AM)
Love!

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Kelly Richardson
(Nov 22, 2021 at 4:53 PM)
I expected an astringency typical of the Sangiovese varietal and full body of a Chianti Classico mixed with the dark, full-bodied, fruit-forward flavors of a Merlot.

I was pleasantly surprised by a beautifully smooth, and subtly but noticeably, tart bouquet of fruity notes including Bing cherries, pomegranate, nectarine, and hints of black currant.

The astringency is mild and the flavors are truly pleasant, bold, and complex. The promise to myself of only having one glass with a meal and storing the rest for aging was quickly broken, and this unique, memorable wine was gone too soon.

This wine took me by surprise and is absolutely worth storing, sharing, and drinking to your heart's delight, paired with food or by itself.

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