Rating: 96 Price ($) $175 Drink Date 2016 – 2046 Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr. Issue Date 28th Oct 2016 Source 227, The Wine Advocate The 2013 Janzen Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard is from another Oakville site. This wine offers up much more unsmoked cigar tobacco, wet gravel/minerality, crème de cassis, licorice and graphite. It is full-bodied, intense, multilayered, gorgeously pure and long. It can be drunk early on, or cellared for 30+ years. All of Bacio Divino’s wines are fermented with indigenous yeasts. The real stars here are his single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons. ——————————————————————————————————————————————- eRobertParker.com #215
Oct 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr. (92-94) Drink: 2014 – 2040 (125)
All three 2013s ratchet up the level of extract and seem even more focused and precise than the 2012s, and are rich, layered, full-bodied and super well-endowed. It’s hard to have a favorite right now, although my early inclination is to go with the Beckstoffer To Kalon, since it’s such a fabulous site. But the Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper is similar and the Cloudy’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the Dutch Henry Canyon area of Napa is also impressive. More on these when they are in bottle.
Bacio Divino, a project of Claus Janzen and his son, offered three vintages of their single-vineyard Cabernet Sauvignons and a couple generic bottlings, plus other assorted bottlings from their terrific value-priced wines, such as Pazzo. There are also a couple of Burgundy-styled wines made from Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Dutton Ranch, which I decided to include since they’re the only Sonoma County wines from Bacio Divino.
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