2017 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Franc


Jeb Dunnuck

“Shines on multiple fronts”

Winemaking Notes

2017 gave us the opportunity to craft this quintessential Cabernet Franc from a few Napa Valley vineyards, creating a complex wine reminiscent of right-bank Bordeaux. Aromas of black olive, tapenade, oak spice and blackberry on the nose carry into a savory palate with cocoa, black cherry and hints of minerality. The long finish highlights the wine’s powered tannins with the promise of aging beautifully for the next several years.

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Cabernet Franc
Napa Valley
84% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petite Verdot
Fermentation & Aging
100% stainless steel fermented. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels



Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2017 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley shines on multiple fronts. Gorgeous notes of black and blue fruits, spring flowers, earth, and forest floor all define the bouquet. Medium to full-bodied, incredibly elegant, and seamless on the palate, it has ultra-fine tannins and is a quintessential Cabernet Franc with its elegance and complexity. It’s going to evolve for 10-15 years.”


James Suckling

“Lots of crushed berries and walnuts with hints of coffee beans that follow through to a medium to full body. Creamy tannins. Hint of dried chocolate. Drink or hold.”



“The 2017 Cabernet Franc is bold, juicy and aromatically expressive with sweet red berry fruit, espresso, mocha, licorice and floral notes. This is a very good varietal expression and is fully of energy. The Franc is a winner in this range from Amici; this is a very pretty and promising wine.”


Wine Advocate

“The 2017 Cabernet Franc Napa Valley is a blend of 84% Cabernet Franc, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot aged 18 months in 75% new French oak. Very deep purple-black in color, it leaps from the glass with Morello cherries, blackberry preserves, warm plums and blueberry compote with suggestions of wild sage and pencil shavings. Full-bodied, firm and with plenty of muscular fruit, it has a chewy texture and herbal lift on the finish.”