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Mission Codename: All Time Favorite
- Agent Red
- Return to pureCru Wines, by Mitch Cosentino. Mitch and his wines have graced our pages these last six years, because we absolutely love his wines. Mitch holds the distinction of being our best-selling winemaker of all time. Infiltrate his winery and return with an ample allotment of his *pureCoz Napa** a stellar red blend.
- Mission Status
- Mitch Cosentino
There is a great reason that Mitch Cosentino is our best-selling and most beloved winemaker of these last six years; his wines always deliver the goods. And then some!
Today’s 2007 pureCoz Red Blend is an extraordinary blend that our entire tasting panel went bonkers for. This wine is an elegant and perfectly balanced blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21.5% Cabernet Franc, 21.5% Merlot, and 14% Sangiovese.
This very highly recommended wine hails from the decade-high 96 point 2007 vintage (Robert Parker). We have been urging our Operatives to stock up on 2007s - while they still can. We will absolutely be stocking up on today’s masterpiece from our friend, Mitch!
Dark and rich, with darkest ruby hues.
Bursting with berry fruit, including dark cherry, smoky dark raspberry, wild strawberry, blackberry and dried blueberry. Underneath these, spiced cherry candy, briar patch, sweet tobacco and sweet brown spice.
Packed with robust, concentrated and dark flavors of softly spiced black cherry, blackberry, supple leather, black currant with subtle black licorice, subtle crushed violets and deep rose petal.
Exceedingly long and very elegant with broad and persistant flavors all across the mid-palate.
Enjoy this big wine with something equal to its breadth and elegance. A lovely Filet Mignon or a leg of lamb with rosemary comes to mind.
What the Winery Says
- Tasting Notes
- Balance, richness and structure with warm and well-integrated tannins that exhibit intriguing aromatics and bright red fruit elegance.
- Napa Valley
- 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21.5% Cabernet Franc, 21.5% Merlot, and 14% Sangiovese.
- Punched cap fermented after destemming. Aged in French Oak barrels for over 30 months prior to blending
- Tasting notes
- pureCoz is rich, full, and a complex proprietary red wine blend, with warm and well-integrated tannins that exhibit intriguing aromatics and bright red fruit elegance. It exhibits the familiar elements of Meritage and Super Tuscan wines.
- Best of Class, Gold Medal, 96 points, Los Angeles International Wine and Spirits Awards
About the Winery
Meet our Cru!
Three wine lovers from the central valley join an award-winning Napa Valley winemaker to found pureCru, a winery producing small quantities of unique blends.
“I had been reminiscing about a small, hands-on entity where I could do it all myself again, like I did in the beginning.” Mitch Cosentino
Celebrating 30 years of winemaking and with more than a thousand awards to his name, Mitch Cosentino is making another dream come true with his launch of pureCru Napa Valley. Mitch Cosentino is making another dream come true with his launch of pureCru Napa Valley.
Cosentino began making wine in small lots in Modesto, California in 1980. Ten years later he moved the Cosentino Winery operation to the Napa Valley, where he continued to make many award-winning varietal and blended wines.
Cosentino has a gift for identifying fruit sources and is highly skilled and artistic in determining blends. He’s a big believer in the hands-on, old world use of punched cap fermentation, a labor-intensive, hand-crafted method of winemaking. When it comes to the small lots Cosentino puts into his pureCru blends, this “micro” approach to winemaking allows him to better control the delicate process from the vineyard to the bottle
“Being born and raised in the Napa Valley I have always had a love for the area and desire to return. Partnering with Mitch and the formation of pureCru is allowing that dream to come true.” Don Held
Don is a principal in The Produce Exchange, an integrated fresh produce company, involved in production, sales and distribution of fresh vegetables across North America. He has been involved in agriculture for the past 35 years ranging from being a CPA specializing in management services for agricultural accounts to growing and management of row crops, tree fruits and wine grapes
“I was always a drinker of big, bold cabs. Mitch introduced me to blends, and I realized what I’d been missing.” Jim Nylen
James (J.P.) Nylen is the founder and president of Nylen Properties Corp., a commercial real estate construction and development firm located in the Central Valley of California, founded in 1977. A passion for great wine and golf led to a meeting with Mitch Cosentino. It didn’t take him long to recognize Mitch’s talent and pureCru Napa Valley was on its way.
“I’ve been enjoying Mitch’s wines for years. When this incredible opportunity to make truly unique blends with him came up, I was ready.” Dr. Prabhjit Purewal
Dr. Prabhjit Purewal is an oncologist and the founder of St. Teresa Comprehensive Cancer Center in Stockton, Calfornia. Dr. Purewal had the good fortune of working with Mother Teresa at a leprosy colony in Northern India early in his career, and named the center after her. Dr. Purewal studied at Albert Einstein College of Medicine New York and Stanford University