Press & Reviews


Amici Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

2021

92

James Suckling

Lots of licorice, lemon and straw aromas follow through to a medium body with crisp acidity. Tangy and minerally. Drink now.

Amici Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc

2021

94

James Suckling

A beautiful white with sliced apple, peach and cream. Some stone, too. Full-bodied and layered with wonderful depth and fruit. Textured and long. Gorgeous depth and length. 100% new. Barrel fermented. No malo. Drink now.

Amici Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

2020

90

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is vibrant and racy, with medium-bodied aromas and flavors of citrus, white grapefruit, lime, and grassy herbs. Medium-bodied and lively, it’s going to be incredibly versatile on the dinner table and keep for a few years.

91

James Suckling

Pretty nose of elderflower, peach, lemon, white grapefruit and blanched almond. It’s medium-bodied with bright acidity and a fresh, delicate yet firm palate. Crisp and creamy finish. Drink now.

2019

92

James Suckling

A sauvignon blanc with very pretty sliced lemons and light fennel seeds with some crushed cement. It’s full-bodied with a round, creamy texture. Delicious now.

91

Jeb Dunnuck

Readers looking for a delicious, impeccably made Sauvignon Blanc from Napa could do a lot worse than the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc from Amici. This lightly colored white offers textbook notes of white grapefruit, tart lime, and sappy green herbs to go with a medium-bodied, refreshing, yet beautifully balanced style on the palate. Drink bottles over the coming year or two.

90

Wine Enthusiast

With 3% Sémillon, this is tart, textured and cohesive, densely layered in lime and lychee, with an underlying earthiness of dried herb. Medium bodied, it has a subtle lushness that appeals.

2018

91

James Suckling

This shows lots of fresh pears and green apples, as well as hints of lemons and a sherbet undertone. Shimmer of flavors with a medium body and a creamy texture. Fruity and delicious. Drink now.

90

Jeb Dunnuck

Looking first at the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, this is an outstanding example of the variety and has a fresh, clean profile as well as classic notes of lemongrass, citrus, and leafy herbs. It’s medium-bodied, balanced, and certainly delicious. Drink it over the coming year or two.

2017

91

James Suckling

Lots of pears and grapefruit with hints of cooked apples. Full-bodied, dense and layered with a delicious, creamy texture to the finish. Drink now.

90

Wine Enthusiast

From a selection of vineyards in Oak Knoll, Yountville and St. Helena, this crisp white is floral and lemony, with moderate weight and breadth. It’s made in a steely, straightforward style with an intensity that lingers on the finish.

2016

91

James Suckling

Lovely preserved lemons, kiwi fruit and pomelo. A little more blackberry leaf on the palate, which is light to medium-bodied with fresh acidity and a fruity finish. Clean and steely. Drink now.

2015

92

James Suckling

A deep and layered white with lemon rind, lemons, white peaches and some grapefruit. Medium-to full-bodied and layered. Serious intensity. Drink now.

2014

91

Wine Enthusiast

This light, bright and remarkably floral white from the Musqué clone impresses in its balance and lingering mouthfeel. Subtle flavors of nectarine and peach invite one in and become more pronounced in the glass over time, providing refreshment and elegance.

91

James Suckling

Aromas of grapefruit, sliced lemon and hints of kiwi. Medium body, fresh fruit and tangy acidity. Lovely phenolic texture. Drink now.