Winery Visit: Castello de Amarosa – 9.1 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

Every detail in this medieval Italian castle is not just a façade but a heartfelt homage to an evocative style and historical period.  In many ways it was that destination that you could only find in California.  There is an admission charge just for viewing the property but it is completely worth it.  This structure is in complete harmony with it’s surroundings.  This is a project of Dario Suttui

Now the wines are generally both an homage to both Napa and Italy—so what better place to find a super Tuscan.  This winery produces Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Bianco, Sangiovese, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and their Il Brigante is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Sanvgiovese, Zinfandel and Merlot.  I need a re-tasting of their latest vintage to write up.  I look forward to a return visit.


Castello di Amarosa

4045 N. St. Helena Highway

Calistoga, CA  94515

(707) 967-6272



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