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Castello di Amorosa

Il Barone

2017 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
Release Date April 2020
  • Our bold Baron displays earthy yet vibrant notes of blackberry and red fruit, mingling with cinnamon and cloves 

  • Rich and full-bodied with sweet tannin, a hint of smoked meats, deep fruit and an impeccable balance, purity and texture

  • An exceptional example of a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon blended from remarkable vineyards


Brooks Painter

Brooks Painter, Winemaker

Castello di Amorosa wines reflect a balance of Old World style and the terrior of the Napa Valley and surrounding vineyards in Anderson Valley, Carneros and Santa Barbara County-- regions selected by winemaker, Brooks Painter, to optimize the flavor and varietal components of the grapes. Castello di Amorosa combines traditional wine making methods with technologically advanced wine making equipment and techniques. As a result, the wines show intense flavors that are eloquently balanced and similar to the hand-crafted wines produced in central Tuscany and Umbria regions of Italy- the homeland of Dario Sattui, owner and fourth generation Italian.
Country Born
USA
Winery Experience
30+ years
Education
He received his Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry and Biology from The University of California at Santa Cruz in 1980, during which time he discovered his interest and passion about wine.
Honors / Awards
2013 San Francisco International Wine Competition: Winemaker of the Year.

Brooks Painter has been a winemaker for nearly 30 years. He has experience making ultra-premium varietal wines from throughout the many different grape-growing regions of California. His current position is Director of Winemaking for Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga and V. Sattui Winery in St. Helena. His previous position was Winemaking Operations Manager at Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, California, and Brooks was formerly with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Leeward Winery and Felton-Empire Vineyards.

Brooks was born in San Francisco and raised in Northern California. He received his Bachelors of Arts in Chemistry and Biology from The University of California at Santa Cruz in 1980, during which time he discovered his interest and passion about wine. His work has been published in The American Journal of Viticulture and Enology, Biochemistry, Practical Winery and Wines & Vines. Brooks is a professional member of the American Society of Enology and Viticulture and a former chair of the Microbiology Committee for C.E.R.A. (California Enological Research Association). He is the past Board President for the Napa Valley Wine Technical Group and a technical reviewer for enology research proposals submitted to the American Vineyard Foundation, a non-profit organization funded by the wine industry to provide grant money for research and development projects of importance to the industry. Brooks previously taught classes on wine and grape growing for the California Academy of Sciences, Adult and Family Education, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, California.

He has experience making ultra-premium varietal wines from throughout the many different grape-growing regions of California. His current position is Director of Winemaking for Castello di Amorosa in Calistoga, California. His previous position was Winemaking Operations Manager at Robert Mondavi Winery in Oakville, California, and Brooks was formerly with Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Leeward Winery and Felton-Empire Vineyards.