This 2012 Amici Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon highlights the lush, ripe fruit and Rutherford Dust of valley floor vineyards, along with the structure and ageability of Napa Valley’s best mountain appellations. The grapes for this wine were sourced from ultra-premium vineyards in Napa Valley, 60% of the blend being premier valley floor vineyards and 40% from Napa Valley mountain appellations. The rich dark fruits of Cabernet Sauvignon are blended with a hint of soft Merlot and a splash of Petit Verdot adds depth and complexity to the blend.
This wine is lush with ripe black cherry, blueberry, and cassis, intermingled with notes of mocha, cedar, clove, and licorice. Full bodied but still graceful, this wine will improve further over the next 15 to 20 years.
Fall 2022 Notes:
“This wine has aged beautifully! The tannins are still firm and the freshness has not diminished at all. If you enjoy old world wines, you’ll enjoy this one.” – John Harris, Owner
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Napa Valley (60% from valley floor vineyards on Rutherford Bench and Oakville and 40% from mountain vineyards in Howell Mountain [21%], Atlas Peak [12%], Spring Mountain [7%])
- 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot
- Fermentation & Aging
- Aged 20 months in 60% new French oak barrels