2011 Amici Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyard Notes

The famed Oakville Ranch Vineyard is an impeccably farmed vineyard that sits high above the valley floor in the eastern hills above Oakville. Perched above the morning fog at over 800 feet in elevation, this vineyard sees more hours of sunlight and lower daytime temperatures than valley floor vineyards. As a result, the grapes have darker color due to the extra hours of sunlight and possess a refreshing acidity thanks to the cooler temperatures in the hills. The thin red volcanic soil restricts the vines growth yielding extremely small clusters and berries resulting in very powerful but elegant wines.

Winemaking Notes

This wine has a wonderful sense of harmony and finesse, with tiers of Morello cherries, black currant, and sweet tobacco flavors enhanced by hints of white pepper, cedar, saddle leather, violets, clove, and baking spices. It is subtle and elegant, perfectly balanced, with a lingering finish.

$155
750ml
Vintage
2011
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard
Oakville Ranch
Appellation
Oakville, Napa Valley
Blend
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol
14.6%
Fermentation & Aging
Barrel aged 20 months in 100% French Oak barrels, 60% new

Reviews

★★★★★

Restaurant Wine

“The 2011 Oakville is outstanding: a complex, well balanced, rich Cabernet with excellent depth and flavor (black currant, cherry, plum, toast, tobacco, vanilla, spicy oak). It is full bodied, supple in texture, and mildly tannic on the finish.”

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750ml

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