Cabernet Sauvignon, Farella Vineyard, Napa Valley
    Di Costanzo

    Cabernet Sauvignon, Farella Vineyard, Napa Valley,



    Di Costanzo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Farella Vineyard, Napa Valley, 2014

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Di Costanzo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Farella Vineyard, Napa Valley, 2014

    Massimo's 2014 Farella vineyard is tightly wound at release, the nose a close weave of gravel, cocoa nibs and bright small blackcurrants, with arresting detail and nuance, a sweet supple tannic structure, sheer salty minerality and highly accurate, tightly wound flavours of dark berries, salt, cacao, graphite and blackcurrants. Focussed, long and intense but also classically proportioned - this is old school Napa made with modern levels of precision. 150 cases produced annually. Massimo Di Costanzo’s Farella Cabernet Sauvignon represents much that is exciting about current day Napa valley. A young winemaker, full of experience, making a single small volume cuvee exactly as he would like – without gizmos, but with great care and attention, driven by a desire to make wines that enhance a meal rather than dominate it.



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    Di Costanzo

    Di Costanzo

    There’s a new kid on the block in Napa and he goes by the name of Massimo di Costanzo. In actual fact, Massimo isn’t new to Napa, he studied at UC Davis before hitting the road for a number of European harvests. He worked with the Antinoris, and then with Badenhorst in SA, before returning home to Napa. Upon his return he worked with Andy Erickson at Ovid, which eventually led to a position as day to day winemaker at Screaming Eagle , a position he held through the much lauded ’06 and ’07 vintages.

    Dedicated to producing his own wine, he fell in love with an area called Coombsville, one of Napa’s most exciting new sub-appellations. Tucked into the Southeast corner of Napa it is something of a secret AVA. The sub soils are volcanic with alluvial rocks and gravel above, and while Coombsville is one of Napa’s coolest growing zones (by virtue of being the closest AVA to the San Pablo bay) the Farella vineyard is west facing and bathed in warm afternoon sun. This unusual combination produces exceptional results.

    The first vintage of Di Costanzo was 2010, and since then the style has evolved, refined and settled as Massimo has worked out the perfect way to articulate the specifics of the great Farella vineyard. The cool Coombsville breezes allow for an extra-long hang time and the resulting naturally small berries are infused with concentration but also pungent minerality and wonderful development of perfumed Cabernet Sauvignon aromas with fine ripe tannins. The style is taut, restrained and structured but also wonderfully bright and aromatic – even young the 2013 is remarkably enjoyable. With age, this looks set to be a stunning bottle of wine. We are delighted to be bringing this rising star into the UK for the first time.

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