2014 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Franc

92points

James Suckling

Polished and Tight”

Vineyard Notes

This Cabernet Franc comes from the Sugarloaf Vineyard, located at the southern end of the Napa Valley. Cooled by nighttime fog and bay breezes, the grape clusters from this vineyard ripen slowly, resulting in deep color and complex flavor profiles. With its southwestern exposure and rocky, well-drained volcanic soils, this fully mature vineyard produces remarkably complex and intense Cabernet Franc.

Winemaking Notes

Inky dark in color, this wine bursts with aromas of cherry pie filling, blueberry, and plum, with notes of frankincense, violets, and vanilla. Tightly grained tannins and a dense texture on the palate contrast with the brightness of fresh fruit and spice intensity, giving the wine a muscular but graceful note on its long finish.

$150
750ml
Vintage
2014
Varietal
Cabernet Franc
Vineyard
Sugarloaf Vineyard
Appellation
Napa Valley
Blend
95% Cabernet Franc, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol
14.9%
Fermentation & Aging
Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak

Reviews

92points

James Suckling

“This is polished and tight with attractive fruit and pretty floral character. Full body and flavos of dark berries and hints of stone. Drink or hold.”

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750ml

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