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Castello

USA, Gewürztraminer, Castello di Amorosa, Anderson Valley, Mendocino County, Napa Valley, California, 2011

N/ Massive white and yellow flowers with bright pear juice and apricots – simply delicious bouquet. Incense, cloves, taffy, and mulled wine aromas. Light touch of oyster shells and citrus. T/ Medium mouthfeel. A round, but acid snappin’ flower and chamomile stew. Peach and pear juice go on and on. Spiced wine flavors dart in […]

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(Winery & Vineyard Visits), Castello di Amorosa, Calistoga, Napa Valley, California, USA

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Castello di Amorosa crafts some great wines, as I’ve reviewed in the past.  So when I was planning my most recent Napa and Sonoma tour, Castello was high on my hit list of places to visit. I also had another motivation to see the castle, as I wanted to finally meet, in person, my friend […]

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USA, Cabernet Sauvignon, Castello Di Amorosa, Napa Valley, California, 2007

The 2007 Napa Cabernets have a great reputation going, and I have been lucky enough to have a number of very nice examples of them.  This also is a delicious 2007, with outstanding aromatics… N/ Barrel room, sage, clean cassis, and red berry jam (the latter quite reminiscent of aromatics typically found in a Zinfandel). […]

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USA, Chardonnay, Testarossa, Castello, 2007

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N/ Huge, fat nose. Steamed hay. Ripe yellow fruits. Light honey. Delightful yet serious. T/ Full mouthfeel. Coating glcerol and petrol. Hugeweight. Fantastic. Seared cream brulee top. Somehow still light and fresh.  Quite reminiscent of Far Niente Chard which I consideramong the very best of the US Chards. The low-yield, small berry vintage that was 2007Chards for Testarossa seemed to have served […]

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