"Rich, sumptuous and explosive, the 2015 possesses terrific density from start to finish. Even with all of its intensity, the 2015 still captures plenty of the Farella signatures, namely graphite, gravel and savory-infused overtones galore...Massimo di Costanzo remains one of Napa Valley's most promising young producers "
- Antonio Galloni of Vinous (3/18)

New California Wine, as was appropriately dubbed by Jon Bonné in his excellent book, has brought to the forefront so many talented winemakers throughout the state who are working to express terroir through more minimal intervention and a scrupulous eye on balance. While so many exciting projects are coming from every corner of the state, Napa Valley as a region has been more tied to its recent history of bombastic wines than others. Today, there's no project more dynamic than what Massimo Di Costanzo is producing from the Cabernet Sauvignon grown in Coombville's Farella Vineyard.

I'm very happy to offer Di Costanzo's new 2015 Farella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, complete with special pricing on a very rare vertical 4-Pack covering 2012-2015.

Di Costanzo's Cabernet Sauvignon captures everything that's so thrilling about the variety when coming at it from a very sensitive and thoughtful approach. It's at once dark and savory with smoke, graphite, and scorched earth notes reminiscent of the volcanic ash scattered throughout the vineyard. And, at the same time the wine is supremely elegant and speaks to Massimo's travels throughout the world working with the tannic variety and getting accustomed to taming its burly predisposition.

Coombsville is perhaps the coolest AVA within all of Napa, thanks to moderating influences from the nearby San Pablo Bay. Before launching his label Massimo spent years working with the Farella winery getting intimately familiar with the nuances of the red gravel-dominant vineyard. 


After receiving his Enology and Viticulture degrees from UC Davis in 2002, Massimo worked with wineries in Tuscany (Tignanello), Stellenbosch, Mendoza, ending at Ovidand then Screaming Eagle in Napa working as the winemaker alongside Andy Erickson. Massimo's extensive familiarity with old-school Napa Valley has greatly shaped his approach to production. It's these wines from the 1960's and 1970's that are the ultimate inspiration for what's being achieved today from this epic Coombsville site.

2015 Di Costanzo Farella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
$95 per bottle.

Special E-mail Vertical 4-Pack: $379 (Regularly $410)
One bottle of each: 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

2014 Di Costanzo Farella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
$105 per bottle.

2013 Di Costanzo Farella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
$105 per bottle.

2012 Di Costanzo Farella Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
$105 per bottle.