2013 Amici Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

96points

James Suckling

“All in finesse”

Vineyard Notes

Morisoli Vineyard consists of 53 contiguous acres on the famed Rutherford Bench in the Napa Valley. Gary Morisoli is the fourth generation of his family to grow grapes on this historic property, which has been family-farmed for over 100 years. Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruit from this vineyard is some of the most sought after in the Napa Valley. Surrounded by Staglin Family Vineyard, Scarecrow, Joseph Phelps Vineyards and Inglenook, Morisoli Vineyard fruit exhibits classic “Rutherford Dust” qualities and rich Cabernet Sauvignon character.

Winemaking Notes

With its deeply stained purple color, intense aromas of bramble-berry, sweet plum, and dried cherry with notes of clove, baking chocolate, and pie spice, this is an elegant powerhouse of a wine. It presents dusty tannins, supple texture, and rich flavors of sweet fruits with complex notes of pipe tobacco, roasted coffee and vanilla, full-powered through its long finish.

$135
750ml
Vintage
2013
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Rutherford, Napa Valley
Blend
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol
14.7%
Fermentation & Aging
95% stainless steel, 5% barrel fermented. Aged 22 months in 80% new French oak barrels

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Reviews

96points

James Suckling

This is so refined and elegant with beautiful plum, walnut, chocolate and cream aromas and flavors. Full to medium body, firm and velvety. Long and flavorful finish. Softness. All in finesse. 240 cases made. October release. Better in 2020 but so delicious now.

90+points

Wine Advocate

From the famous Morisoli Vineyard in Rutherford, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard has a distinctive earthiness, loamy soil undertones with blackberry and cassis fruit with a touch of flowers. The tannins are more elevated and pronounced in this than the Reserve. Give it five years of bottle age and drink over the following 20 years.

91points

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.

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$135
750ml

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