CS H 2018 International 94


International Wine Report


Hirondelle Vineyard is the first vineyard in the Amici portfolio to come from the Stag’s Leap District in Napa Valley. It is a wonderful showing in this vintage, offering aromas of blackberries and currents and dark cherries, dried spices, herbs, incense, and some dark floral notes rounding out the nose. On the palate this is full-bodied, concentrated and well-structured with big powdery tannins. It goes on to give way to layers of ripe fruits and exotic spices that expand beautifully through the long finish. This is a wonderful Cabernet that is already drinking excellent at this youthful age, yet should continue to evolve for many years to come.