2013 Amici Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon


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

2013 is widely regarded as one of the best vintages on record for Napa Valley winemaking. The ideal year began with a mild spring and no frosts, and continued with a summer and fall that brought warm, even temperatures and no heat waves. Throughout the growing season the vines enjoyed warm days and cool nights, allowing a long, slow ripening that resulted in beautifully balanced wines with fully developed flavors and fresh acidity.

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.

Only available February 23-28, 2023.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford, 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 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.


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.


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.