2016 Amici Old Bull Trail Cabernet Sauvignon

95+points

Wine Advocate

“Big, rich & concentrated”

Vineyard Notes

The 2016 Amici Cellars Old Bull Trail Cabernet Sauvignon is a concentrated, savory wine grown just a half-mile north of Amici Cellars’ winery and tasting room. The small Old Bull Ranch vineyard was planted by Amici owner John Harris to his favorite Bordeaux varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The vineyard’s soil composition—decomposed bedrock and igneous rock—along with its southeastern exposure come together to create a bold, decadent Cabernet Sauvignon.

Winemaking Notes

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Bull Trail Estate is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. It has a very deep purple-black color and comes strutting out of the glass with notes of blackcurrant pastilles, baked plums and mocha with touches of fruitcake, black soil and chargrill. Big, rich and concentrated, the generous fruit is framed by ripe, grainy tannins, and it finishes long and savory.” – Wine Advocate

$150
750ml
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard
Old Bull Trail
Appellation
Calistoga, Napa Valley
Blend
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation & Aging
100% stainless steel fermentation. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels

A Single Vineyard Wine

Old Bull Trail

Vineyard Details

Reviews

95+points

Wine Advocate

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Old Bull Trail Estate is composed of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak. It has a very deep purple-black color and comes strutting out of the glass with notes of blackcurrant pastilles, baked plums and mocha with touches of fruitcake, black soil and chargrill. Big, rich and concentrated, the generous fruit is framed by ripe, grainy tannins, and it finishes long and savory.”

94points

James Suckling

“This is very tough and tannic with a very attractive and esoteric character to the nose and palate. Full body. Chewy. A little rustic, but shows site-specific personality.”

Purchase


$150
750ml

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