2016 Amici Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

96points

Jeb Dunnuck

Buy this.”

Winemaking Notes

This 2016 Amici Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon highlights the lush, ripe fruit and Rutherford Dust of valley floor vineyards, along with the structure and ageability of Napa Valley’s best mountain appellations.

Aromas of dark roasted vanilla bean, cedar box, black currant, and black olive with savory hints of rosemary. Full bodied palate of rich dark coco powder, soy, sweet dark cherry and boysenberry juice. Lush tannins leading to a finish or refreshing mountain tannins and brown spice.

$90
750 ml
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Napa Valley
Blend
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 3% Petit Verdot, 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol
14.7%
Fermentation & Aging
95% stainless steel, 5% barrel fermented. Aged 20 months in 100%

Reviews

96points

Jeb Dunnuck

“…another deep, rich, powerful wine from this estate that has lots of gravelly minerality and dark chocolate notes as well as terrific cassis and blackberry fruits. About as classic as they come, it’s a smoking value and certainly competes with the single vineyards, which are more than twice the price. Want a great Napa Cabernet Sauvignon for under 100 dollars? Buy this.”

94points

James Suckling

“Aromas of blueberries and blackberries with hints of flowers and oyster shell. Medium to full body and firm, silky tannins that are polished and very pretty. Tight and focused. Lovely finish. Try in 2019.”

94points

Wine Advocate

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Malbec, 6% Petit Verdot and 1% Cabernet Franc aged 22 months in 100% new French oak… Very deep purple-black in color, it offers beautiful crème de cassis, preserved plums, Black Forest cake and camphor with hints of chocolate box, aniseed and lavender plus a waft of pencil shavings. Full, firm and taut, it is packed with layered, crunchy black fruits, finishing long and structured. 925 cases produced.”

93+points

Antonio Galloni

“Amici’s 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve is gorgeous and also the hidden gem in this range of mostly vineyard-designates. Deep, ample and explosive, the Reserve packs a real punch. Dark red cherry, tobacco, scorched earth, lavender, raspberry jam and crème de cassis all develop in the glass. Today. the 2016 comes across as still in need of a few more years in bottle to be at its very best, but it is undoubtedly very fine.”

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$90
750 ml

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