2012 Amici Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon

93points

James Suckling

“Full-bodied yet agile and fresh”

Vineyard Notes

The Spring Mountain appellation lies above the town of St. Helena on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains that separate Napa Valley from Sonoma Valley. The area is defined by small vineyards, often hand-tilled on terraces and sloping meadows, and wineries hidden from view among steep winding roads. Over the years, despite its limited space and remoteness, the Spring Mountain appellation has produced an abundance of wines acclaimed worldwide for an unmistakable profile. Unlike other mountain appellations, these wines have an intense flavor that leans more to dark red fruit than black, with an earthy minerality and unusually silky, balanced tannins.

Winemaking Notes

Aromas of dark red fruits and violets swirl around a core of black currant and bittersweet chocolate flavors with a hint of mild licorice. Full-bodied with an accent of well-integrated oak, this is a pure, elegant wine with a long, textured finish.

$145
750ml
Vintage
2012
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Spring Mountian District, Napa Valley
Blend
92% Cabernet, 8% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol
14.7%
Fermentation & Aging
Barrel aged 20 months in 60% new French oak barrels

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Reviews

93points

James Suckling

A firm and chewy red with stone, pomace, hazelnut and light plum character. Full-bodied yet agile and fresh. Give it a year or two to soften, but I like the muscular and lightly austere profile.

91 points

Wine Enthusiast

Sanguine in cranberry and strawberry, this robust wine holds back on the tannin and oak, weaving their stronger tendencies into waves of bittersweet chocolate and black tea. Medium to full-bodied, it’s both classic and flush with ripe California fruit.

91points

Wine Advocate

There are only 260 cases of the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District. This wine offers up copious aromas of black raspberries, blackcurrants and spring flowers along with that fresh mountain vigor that comes from high elevation Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium to full-bodied with impressive purity, well-integrated oak, and a long, textured, elegant finish. it contradicts consumers who say Napa can’t make finesse wines as this is quintessentially elegant. Enjoy it over the next 12-15 years.

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750ml

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