Bid on this 4-bottle lot of 2012 Castello di Amorosa "Morisoli-Borges Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
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2012 Castello di Amorosa "Morisoli-Borges Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (qty: 4)
Picking a favorite of the extraordinary Castello di Amorosa collection is no easy task, but when pressed to do so, we cast our votes for this outstanding effort. It is a big, very deep and solidly built Cabernet of enormous fruity richness and depth, and it is replete with lovely, vanilla-tinged oak as well as the loamy, slightly dusty accents that its renowned provenance often affords. It is at once firm and fleshy with striking stamina and amazing palatal length, and its tantalizing complexity is but a cameo of what is to come. It is every inch a classic, collectable Cabernet that deserves a special spot in the cellar and will provide pleasures aplenty with age. *Two Stars*
A big, explosive wine, the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Borges hits the palate with a rush of dark red and blue fruits, smoke, incense, violets, lavender, orange peel and spices. The firm tannins are going to need time to settle down, so readers should not be in a rush. This is without question the most complex and pedigreed of Castello di Amorosa's Cabernet Sauvignons. (AG) 93+
A soft and silky red with plum, currants and spice. Full body and firm tannins that buttress the fruit. Delicious and fruity.
From a vineyard on the western benchlands of Rutherford, this is a voluminous Napa Valley Cabernet with bright fruit ripeness that feels refreshing. What richness it delivers is clean and toned, focused by hints of lemon verbena and cherry skin. This should age with grace.
From decades' old vines in the heart of the appellation, this wine conveys dusty milk chocolate and baked plum. It's 100% varietal, aged almost two years in 60-gallon French oak barrels. Softly layered, and full bodied, it's approachable now, linear in its acidity. (VB)