2013 Amici Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon


James Suckling

“Bright and Aromatic”

Winemaking Notes

This wine is lush with rich fruit-forward flavors such as dark raspberry and blackberry, intermingled with notes of black cherry, pipe tobacco, bittersweet chocolate, violets and spice. With a long finish that lingers on the palate, this wine will cellar beautifully for 10 to 15 years.

About the Wine

This 2013 Amici Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon highlights the lush, ripe fruit of valley floor vineyards, along with the structure and ageability of Napa Valley’s best mountain appellations. The grapes for this wine were sourced from ultra-premium vineyards in Napa Valley, 71% from premier mountain vineyards on Spring Mountain at Atlas Peak and 29% of the blend being premier valley floor vineyards in Rutherford and Oakville. The result is a wine of uncommon depth and complexity, which will age beautifully for 10-15 years

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Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, 2% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec, 1% Merlot
Fermenation & Aging
Aged 20 months in 85% new French oak barrels


93 points

Wine Advocate

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve sports a black label and has more concentration and richness. This is well-balanced with sweet, well-integrated tannins, loads of crème de cassis, full-bodied and an approachability that gives it drinkability now as well as over the next 15-20 years.

93 points

James Suckling

A bright and aromatic red with mint, dark blueberry, and flower. Full body, firm and silky tannins; very tight and refined. A beautiful and approachable wine now but will certainly improve with age. Consistently excellent. Better in 2018.


Wine Enthusiast

This well-made wine opens in earthy compost and black licorice before unwinding a topknot of grippy tannin. Even with its power and concentration, it offers velvety mouthfeel and an expansive wave of juicy, robust acidity, particularly on the finish, making good use of smaller additions of Cab Franc, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Merlot.