2015 Amici Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

96+points

Jeb Dunnuck

Impressive”

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

Aromas of coffee beans, black currants and hard herbs like rosemary and thyme. Rich, smooth and silky blackberry coulis with cola soy and lavender. Finish is the classic Rutherford dust flowing into soft powdery tannins of coco and cinnamon that will resolve over aging. A great example of classic Cabernet Sauvignon that is complex and always compelling.

Vintage
2015
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard
Morisoli Vineyard
Appellation
Rutherford, Napa Valley
Blend
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol
14.9%
Fermentation & Aging
100% stainless steel fermented. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak

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Morisoli Vineyard

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Reviews

96+points

Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Morisoli Vineyard comes from a site just beside Scarecrow, in the Rutherford region of Napa. Its deep ruby/plum color is followed by a classic, rich, concentrated Cabernet that has textbook notes of currants, tobacco leaf, crushed rocks/damp earth and white chocolate. Concentrated, black, inky and mineral-laced, it’s a seriously concentrated, backward effort that needs short-term cellaring, but is certainly impressive.”

96 points

James Suckling

“This has lots of cherry and seaweed character and some bark. Full and very dense and layered. A juicy and fruity finish. Tastes like excellent vintages of Scarecrow. So delicious now.”

94points

Wine Advocate

“Produced from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli offers up a deep garnet-purple color and nose of crushed black cherries and blueberries with touches of cigar box, mocha and chocolate mint. Rich, full-bodied and decadently fruited, the generous black berry flavors are well framed by firm, grainy tannins and a lively backbone, finishing with lingering coffee bean and minty suggestions. 196 cases were made.”

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