2013 Amici Spring Mountain Cabernet Franc


James Suckling

“Great tannin structure and mouthfeel”

Vineyard Notes

The 2013 Amici Cellars Cabernet Franc comes from the famous Spring Mountain District in Napa Valley. The vineyard source for this wine sits on the eastern side of the Mayacamas at an elevation of approximately 1500 feet. The combination of morning sun and evenings cooled by mountain air allowed the grapes to ripen slowly and evenly without major heat spikes.

Winemaking Notes

The wine opens with aromas of dried cherry, cranberry and cassis, with hints of tobacco, violets, and black pepper. On the palate tart cherries and cranberries mingle with complex notes of exotic spices and dark chocolate. Velvety smooth tannins lead to along, supple finish.

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Cabernet Franc
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
80% Cabernet Franc, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation & Aging
Barrel aged 22 months in 60% new French oak barrels

A Single Vineyard Wine

Vineyard Details



James Suckling

This is a tiny production red with great tannin structure and mouthfeel. Full and chewy yet has pretty blueberry and stone. Old vines develop intensity. 75 cases. Drink or hold.


Wine Enthusiast

A dose of 20% Cabernet Sauvignon supports this full-bodied, generous wine, perfumed in anise and black cherry. Inviting, it’s also grippy with good length and quite ripe, balanced between fruity, spicy and herbal, with a shock of black pepper on the finish.