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Antonio Galloni's Vinous: 94+ Points

2013 Casa Piena Cabernet Sauvginon
Drinking window: 2018 - 2030

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon from Casa Piena is just as impressive as it has always been. Rich, ample and powerful, the 2013 exudes class. Sweet tobacco, herbs, menthol and licorice wrap around a core of intense red fruit. The flavors are bright, vibrant and intense throughout, but my sense is that the 2014 is still improving. This is a terrific showing from Casa Piena and winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown.

 Antonio Galloni

For the Super Bowl, Wine Enthusiasts More Than Hold Their Own

The New York Times

Beer and football may go together like wine and cheese. But lately more and more people seem be favoring a Bordeaux over a Bud Light. Wine has made inroads into football stadiums and living rooms across the United States on Sundays....

... Then there is Carmen Policy, the longtime executive of the 49ers during their glory years in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as the Cleveland Browns. About 15 years ago, he and his wife bought a 14-acre plot in Napa Valley and hired an architect and a vineyard manager. They set about growing cabernet grapes in 2003. 

2012 Casa Piena Awarded 94 Rating By Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Issue #221, October, 2015
Coming from a vineyard in the Yountville region near the Kapcsandy estate, this wine is a beauty. A vivid expression of black-fruited Cabernet Sauvignon with terrific purity, a multi-dimensional mouthfeel, an opaque purple color and full-bodied power, the tannins are sweet and the wine large-scaled, rich, pure and well-balanced. Give it another 3-4 years of bottle age and drink it over the following two decades.|
— Robert Parker

A Life of Policy

by Dave Nelson, Wine Travel Adventure

“Up here, I have the time to actually listen to what people have to say. I never knew I was capable of that. I’ve learned more here, kicking back, than I did when I was right there in the middle of everything.”

I should clarify the geography. “Up here” refers to Yountville in the Napa Valley. The “middle of everything” is where Carmen Policy has always managed to be.

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Antonio Galloni's Vinous: 91-94 Points

2013 Casa Piena Cabernet Sauvginon
Huge, super-rich and voluptuous, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most open wines of the vintage. The flavors are bold, intense and dark, yet there is good underlying energy through the mid-palate and finish.   Antonio Galloni



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