Deeply mineral with fabulous precise dark fruit aromas that unfurl to reveal layers of smoke, stones and violets, the volcanic soils evident on the nose but also the palate as a ripe but mineral tannic framework supports notes of olive, dark berry fruit, dark cherry and chocolate. There’s a layer of mid palate richness here that buffers the powerful mineral side beautifully while the finish is long and nuanced. Cool, precise, dark and mineral – this is another top release from di Costanzo, and an excellent successor to the stunning 2013 and 2014 releases.
Di Costanzo is the independent project of Massimo Di Costanzo. In 2002 with a Viticulture and Enology diploma in hand he apprenticed on four continents eager to learn his craft and the culture of wine on the global stage. As a native Californian, he laid down roots in Napa Valley working for several small and esteemed estate wineries where he began to articulate his own winemaking vision, both philosophically and in the wine. In 2010, the first few cases of Di Costanzo Cabernet Sauvignon.. read more