2011 Amici Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

“Power and elegance”

Vineyard Notes

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.

Winemaking Notes

This wine opens with aromas of deep black fruits, and hints of cocoa, licorice and Rutherford dust. On the palate, flavors of jammy blackberry, black currant, and black cherry mingle with hints of cocoa, pepper, cinnamon toast, tobacco leaf, and Rutherford dust. Framed by firm but refined tannins, it opens beautifully after an hour in a decanter revealing a soft, velvety structure. It is a wine that displays the power and elegance so characteristic of this vineyard.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Morisoli Vineyard
Oakville, Napa Valley
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot
Fermenation & Aging
Barrel aged 20 months in 100% French oak barrels, 80% new

A Single Vineyard Wine

Morisoli Vineyard

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