2016 Amici Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon


Vinous Media

“Exquisitely beautiful

Vineyard Notes

The Spring Mountain appellation lies above the town of St. Helena on the eastern slopes of the Mayacamas Mountains that separate Napa Valley from Sonoma Valley. The area is defined by small vineyards, often hand-tilled on terraces and sloping meadows, and wineries hidden from view among steep winding roads. Over the years, despite its limited space and remoteness, the Spring Mountain appellation has produced an abundance of wines acclaimed worldwide for an unmistakable profile. Unlike other mountain appellations, these wines have an intense flavor that leans more to dark red fruit than black, with an earthy minerality and unusually silky, balanced tannins.

Winemaking Notes

A classic representation of Spring Mountain, with crushed rock, licorice whip, perfumed violets and fresh tobacco on the nose. The enticing aromatics draw you in, and the intense, lush, rich palate incorporate blackberry, licorice and anise flavors underlain with spearmint and loam. Strong, chalky mountain tannins that are already beginning to soften show the age-ability of this wine, though today it is already inviting and delicious.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation & Aging
100% stainless steel fermentation. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels

A Single Vineyard Wine

Vineyard Details



Vinous Media

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District is without question the most finessed and nuanced wine in the range. Today, it is exquisitely beautiful. Dark, sensual and layered, the Spring Mountain Cabernet also has a level of freshness that keeps the wine vibrant and also distinguishes it from the other Amici Cabernets.”


James Suckling

“This is very deep and dark-fruited with depth and power. So much blackberry, menthol and currant-bush character. Full body. Flavorful finish. Reminds me of great Napa cabs from the 1970s.”


Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain is a classic Spring Mountain wine that needs 4-5 years of bottle age. Cassis, black raspberry, and blueberry fruit notes all give way to more mountainous herbs, bay leaf, and cedar and lead pencil notions with time in the glass. Full-bodied, beautifully concentrated, and tight, this is a serious wine.”


Wine Advocate

“Pure Cabernet Sauvignon aged for 22 months in 100% new French oak, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District is very deep purple-black in color and gives up notes of red and black currants, crushed blackberries, fresh blueberries and plums with hints of chargrill, asphalt, tobacco and oolong tea. The palate is full-bodied and completely laden with opulent black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and finishing with fantastic freshness.”