2013 Amici Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon


James Suckling

“Powerful red with amazing depth”

Vineyard Notes

The Spring Mountain appellation lies above the town of St. Helena on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains that separate Napa Valley from Sonoma Valley. The area is defined by small vineyards, often hand-tilled on terraces and sloping meadows, and wineries hidden from view among steep winding roads. Over the years, despite its limited space and remoteness, the Spring Mountain appellation has produced an abundance of wines acclaimed worldwide for an unmistakable profile. Unlike other mountain appellations, these wines have an intense flavor that leans more to dark red fruit than black, with an earthy minerality and unusually silky, balanced tannins

Winemaking Notes

Deep crimson-purple in color, this wine presents inviting aromas of black cherry, cassis, toast and cigar box. The elegant, balanced flavors of dark fruits are highlighted by notes of dried herbs and spice, framed by firm, gentle tannins and a rounded mid-palate with a long, warm finish

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountian District, Napa Valley
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc
Fermentation & Aging
95% stainless steel, 5% barrel fermented. Aged 22 months in 80% new French oak barrel

A Single Vineyard Wine

Vineyard Details



James Suckling

A dense and powerful red with amazing depth of fruit and chewy tannins, yet savory and beautiful. Full body, spice, walnuts and plum. Sage too. Superb. Classic Napa cabernet. 260 cases. October release. Better in 2019.


Wine Advocate

The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District shows beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit, good sweet purity, flowers, earth and spice. It’s dense, but retains an overall elegant personality. This wine will hit its prime in another 4-6 years and evolve over 20-25.

90 points

Wine Enthusiast

Leathery, thick and densely concentrated, this wine has a depth of black currant, plum and wild raspberry balanced against a richer component of chocolate and black pepper.