Cabernet Sauvignon, Montecillo Vineyard
Di Costanzo

Cabernet Sauvignon, Montecillo Vineyard


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2021

6x75cl

DP

£614.42


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Broking
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2019

6x75cl

DP

£679.22



Di Costanzo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Montecillo Vineyard, 2019

2019

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note

Di Costanzo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Montecillo Vineyard, 2019

Explosively and almost exotically aromatic, Montecillo is produced in minute quantities from a vineyard situated at over 1500 ft on Sonoma’s Moon Mountain. As the nose unfurls, cracked coriander seed, iron rich stones, dried flowers, cassis, gravel all emerge, with a deeper note of dried beef below. The dried flower notes reappear on the palate alongside a a seam of minerality, then red fruits, anise, orange, rosemary and sage. There’s so much going on here in this mid weight, transparent and expressive Cabernet Sauvignon – it’s like little else.

ABV:
14.5%
97/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Montecillo Vineyard is a heroic, explosive wine that captures all the best qualities this Moon Mountain site has to offer. That's the good news. The bad news is that there are just 1,500 bottles to go around. Iron, smoke, incense, wild cherry, tobacco, licorice and wild cherry soar out of the glass. The 2019 is a total knock-out. don't miss it.
Date Reviewed:
01/2022

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country:
USA

region:
California

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Allergen Information:
This product may contain sulphites. Full allergen information is available upon request, please call our Customer Relations Team on +44 (0)20 7484 6430.


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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