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2006 Castello di Amorosa La Castellana Reserve Super Tuscan Blend, Napa Valley, USA

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Wine Notes

Average Price of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD: $116

Score: 91.
The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
91/100 (17 notes from 14 users )  
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Awards
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San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition 2012 Silver
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Price History for 2006 Castello di Amorosa La Castellana Reserve Super Tuscan Blend, Napa Valley, USA
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Auction Price History for 2006 Castello di Amorosa La Castellana Reserve Super Tuscan Blend, Napa Valley, USA

Cabernet – Merlot – Sangiovese is the composition of many of the so-called "Super Tuscan" wines of central Italy. The blend can be made to any number of variations, but the combination typically draws on the power and structure of Cabernet Sauvignon, the sweet, juicy fruit flavors of Merlot and the rustic, sour-cherry tang of Sangiovese. The wines may be produced in a style suited to early consumption, or built into robust cuvees that require many years of bottle maturation to reach their peak.

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Region Hierarchy
  • Napa Valley wine region

    Napa Valley, an hour's drive north of San Francisco, California, is the most famous and prestigious wine region anywhere in the New World. Although a number of grape varieties are grown in the valley's vineyards, the area is particularly known for its Cabernet Sauvignon. The classic 'Napa Cab', the archetypal Napa Valley wine, is a rich, oak-aged red with aromas of blackcurrant, boysenberry, liquorice, vanilla and smoky, bittersweet chocolate.

    Situated immediately north of San Pablo Bay, the valley runs roughly SE - NW for approximately 35 miles (57km) between the Vacas and Mayacamas mountain ranges (to the east and west respectively). The scenic 40-minute drive between the Napa and Calistoga townships passes through some of the most valuable viticultural real estate on Earth.

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  • Napa County wine region

    Napa County is the best-known county (in wine terms, at least) in the larger North Coast AVA of California, largely because it includes the world-famous Napa Valley AVA, which covers most of the region. Napa County lies between Yolo County to the east and Sonoma County to the west. Na ... more

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