2016 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

93points

Jeb Dunnuck

Broad, Sexy, Seamless”

Winemaking Notes

Aromas of black cherry and cassis.  A rich, lush palate with black cherry, cedar box and savory Herb de Provence, leading to a finish of dark powdered chocolate and baked plum. Lush minerality and richness emblematic of the 2016 vintage.

 

$50
750ml
$100
1.5L
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Blend
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol
14.7%
Fermentation & Aging
Aged 20 months in 70% new French oak barrels

Reviews

94points

Wine Enthusiast

“Youthful, this wine is blended with small amounts of Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Together, they form a core of earthy cedar, clove and pencil shavings, with a bite of thick tannin taking on a leathery texture. Dark cherry, black currant and dark chocolate melt on the palate into a velvety whole.”

94points

Tasting Panel

“Intensely dark ruby color and a richly spiced nose. Vivid and lush with notes of spice and blackberry punctuated by lovely texture and length.”

93points

Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a broad, sexy, seamless effort that has lots of classic dark fruits and floral notes, medium to full body, light tannins, and rock star purity of fruit. As Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon goes, this is first class value that delivers true Cabernet flare. Drink it over the coming 8-10 years.”

93points

James Suckling

“There’s a depth and power to this Napa cabernet with blueberry, blackberry and currant character. Full body, racy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs a year or two to soften. Drink in 2020. Available in February 2019.”

90points

Wine Advocate

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is blended of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in 70% new French oak. It has a deep garnet-purple color and notes of warm cassis, freshly crushed black berries, wild blueberries and cedar chest with hints of pencil lead, new leather, Marmite toast and black olives. Medium to full-bodied, firm and chock-full of juicy black fruit, it has a great line of freshness and firm grainy tannins paving the finish. “

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750ml
$100
1.5L

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