Wine Spectator | Rating: 91A curious mix of varietals, its up-front creamy, oak-driven currant and berry flavors are followed by chewy tannins. Hits a few rough spots on the finish but also shows pretty berry notes. Cabernet Sauvignon, Sangiovese and Petite Sirah.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94The second awesome release from this tiny winery dedicated to producing intriguing wines, the 1995 Bacio Divino (a blend of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Sangiovese, and 12% Petit Sirah) is a formidable wine of exceptional richness, layers of flavor, and a multi-dimensional personality. The color is a deep saturated ruby/purple. The nose offers up juicy/jammy strawberry, black currant, and blackberry notes wrapped with subtle toasty oak. Full-bodied, with outstanding ripeness and purity, a silky texture, and an explosive finish, this is a sumptuous example of what can be done with three grapes rarely blended together in such proportions. By the way, sentimentalists will be moved by the government warning label that reads, |contains sulphites and also some of the winemaker's heart and soul.| This wine should continue to drink well for a decade.
Self | Rating: 92Cherry and Kirsch but starting to lighten in intensity and finish. Just past it's prime.Author: Johnnymd
Self | Rating: 94Delicious. Needs time to open up and really shows its stuff paired with food. Rich, medium to full-bodied wine. Sweet blackberry and dark berry followed by cocoa and dark chocolate. Wonderful balance. Velvety tannins give way to a ripe, plush mouthfeel. Coats the palate with a 60 second + finish.Drink Dates: 2011-2016Author: StuTarheel
Self | Rating: 4Fully mature but still a hint of the bright strawberry fruit from the Sangiovese. UniqueAuthor: MikeA
Self | Rating: 94Nice blend still drinking well.Author: Uncle Joey
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 157 bottles owned
- 44 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 44 collectors)