Castello di Amorosa Wines


Happy Wine Wednesday from San Diego and here is a wonderful line up of tremendous wines from tremendous people, Castello di Amorosa from Napa Valley.

2011 Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley Chardonnay~ A beautiful balanced wine offering delectable flavors of pineapple, lemon curd, vanilla cream and tea.

2011 Castello di Amorosa Bien Nacido Vineyard,Reserve Chardonnay~ Ginger, spice, Asian pear and subliminal coconut shape this massive medium weight Chardonnay into a crown favorite.

2013 Castello di Amorosa Gewurtztraminer,”Dry” Anderson Valley~ Clean and inviting with flavors of lightly spiced pear,orange blossom and slight hazelnut. Slightly viscous, this wonderful white has balanced acidity with a wisp of sweetness.

2010 Castillo di Amorosa Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon~ With a rich, hedonistic hue and mouthfeel,this profoundly polished Cabernet gifts divine flavors of dill, dusty earth, hearty tobacco and dark cherry. Great now with some decanting and will only get better with age. Absolutely sensational!

2011 Castello di Amorosa Napa Valley Merlot~ With luxurious depth and color, this exquisite Merlot is polished and soft on the palate while still being extremely rich with blessed flavors of lime zest, tobacco,baking spice, heavenly plum and toasted oak.

To all that love great California wine, these wines are a must have- http://www.castellodiamorosa.com/

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Trivento Select 2007 Syrah


Scored this wine for .99 cents a bottle on clearance and it retails for $17.   I figure i can’t go wrong and pour some through an aerator and am immediately hit with moderate amounts of dill on the nose from the American Oak, a tinge of pleasing perfume and a harmony of concentrated blueberries, blackberries, boysenberries, Concord grapes and dried figs.  Good mouthfeel with a slight hint of Earth in the mid palate, this Argentian wine even at $10 would be an absolute steal!    Cheers and keep believin and for the Love of Liberace, KEEP DRINKING!

Cameron Hughes Lot 239


Went to the Costco in Ventura California yesterday and picked up the Cameron Hughes Lot 239 Meritage from Valle Central , Chile and for $7.99, it’s an absolute steal!   50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 40% Merlot and 10% Carmenere, this medium bodied wine with a good 45 minutes of decanting has a wonderful sweet nose of red cherry with a hint of juicy fruit, beautiful purple hue and is a very easy sipping wine. A Perfect party wine/ BBQ wine with great universal appeal, this Red is a tremendous value!   Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Cameron Hughes Lot 227 2009 Casablanca Pinot Noir


Just went to order some more of the Lot 227 Chilian 2009 Casablanca Pinot Noir and they are seemingly entirely sold out.   😦

I have over the past several months been blessed enough to drink about a half of case of this wonderful wine from the Valparaiso Region located on the Coast of The Atlantic Ocean in Chile and I can’t speak highly enough about this wine.   Every bottle I have had of The Lot 227 from Cameron Hughes has been extremely consistent and whether on its own with a slight chill, with a baked turkey dinner, or paired with a juicy Rib Eye; this Pinot Noirs stellar structure holds up wonderfully!

With a pleasant mouthfeel, nice undertones of earth and dark chocolate in the mid palate accompanied by the  pleasant bouquet of red cherry with a hint of lavender, rose and mint,.  The Lot 227 gets a definite thumbs up and  if you can find it, is an absolutely wonderfully diverse everyday wine!    Happy Memorial Day Weekend and Keep Drinking and Keep Believing!   🙂

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