2013 Amici Missouri Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon


James Suckling

“Big glass of wine”

Vineyard Notes

Missouri Hopper, one of Napa’s oldest vineyards, consists of 45 contiguous acres on the famed Oakville Bench in the Napa Valley. Purchased by Charles Hopper and given to his daughter Missouri in 1877, today Missouri Hopper is owned by the Beckstoffer family, and the fruit from this vineyard is some of the most sought after in the Napa Valley. Wines from the Missouri Hopper Vineyard consistently display the complex profile of power with refinement that is a hallmark of the celebrated Oakville Bench appellation

Winemaking Notes

Deep ruby-purple color, this wine presents rich, inviting aromas of kirsch, black currant, and damson plum with complex notes of mocha, sweet tobacco, and a subtle hint of five-spice. The palate is ripe, with firm and textured tannins, lush fruit, and showing a graceful balance of muscularity and elegance on its long finish that is quintessentially Oakville.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Oakville, Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation & Aging
95% stainless steel, 5% barrel fermented. Aged 22 months in 80% new French oak barrels.

A Single Vineyard Wine

Vineyard Details



James Suckling

This is very firm and chewy with a lots of blue fruit and almond aromas and flavors. Dark chocolate. Full and very rich. Powerful tannins and backbone. Big glass of wine.

93 points

Wine Advocate

The last of the 2013s from Amici is the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Missouri Hopper. This outstanding source for Cabernet Sauvignon in Oakville has turned out a wine with a dense ruby/purple color, plenty of earth, charcoal, black berry and cassis in a rather classic set of aromatics. Complete, rich and full this wine should drink beautifully for the next 20 years.


Wine Enthusiast

This richly dense and full-bodied wine from a famous site offers grippy tannin and toasted oak, complementing spicy fruit highlights of dark cherry accented with vanilla.