2009 Amici Single Vineyard Series |
6-Bottle Mixed Case
This 6-bottle mixed case includes 3 bottles of 2009 Amici Cellars Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and 3 bottles of 2009 Amici Cellars Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon, encased in an Amici Single Vineyard Series wooden box. The 6-bottle mixed case is a wonderful way to explore the complexities of Napa Valley terroir, with each wine being an extremely limited production from an iconic Napa Valley vineyard. Showcasing the Rutherford Bench valley floor terroir of the Morisoli Vineyard alongside the hillside terroir of Spring Mountain District, this mixed case highlights the distinct differences in regions one finds in the Napa Valley.
Tasting Notes - Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet:
The 2009 Amici Cellars Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is a wine that is at once complex and muscular, while elegant and beautifully balanced. This is a complex, concentrated wine which exhibits deep, layered flavors of coffee, rich cocoa powder and round notes of blackberry and dark plum. A hint of minerality and dusty earth accent the flavors of dark fruits, building to a full-bodied, layered finish.
About the Morisoli Vineyard: Morisoli Vineyard consists of 53 contiguous acres on the famed Rutherford Bench in the Napa Valley. Gary Morisoli is the fourth generation of his family to grow grapes on this historic property, which has been family-farmed for over 100 years. Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruit from this vineyard is some of the most sought after in the Napa Valley. Surrounded by Staglin Family Vineyard, Scarecrow, Joseph Phelps Vineyards and Inglenook, Morisoli Vineyard fruit exhibits classic “Rutherford Dust” qualities and rich Cabernet Sauvignon character.
Tasting Notes - Spring Mountain District Cabernet: This 2009 Amici Cellars Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is an elegant expression of its famous appellation. This is a bright, fresh wine with initial spicy aromas of clove and allspice layered with dark red fruit. On the palate a core of juicy raspberries and blueberries is accented by earthy notes of black olive, balanced tannins and fresh acidity.
About the Spring Mountain District Appellation: The Spring Mountain appellation lies above the town of St. Helena on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains that separate Napa Valley from Sonoma Valley. The vineyard source for this wine sits on the eastern side of the Mayacamas at an elevation of approximately 1500 feet. The combination of morning sun and evenings cooled by mountain air allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly without major heat spikes. These conditions produced an elegant, balanced wine with spicy aromas and Spring Mountain’s signature dark red fruit and graceful tannins, highlighted by fresh acidity. Unlike other mountain appellations, these wines have an intense flavor that leans more to dark red fruit than black, with an earthy minerality and unusually silky, balanced tannins.
Retail Price : $660.00