2017 Amici Missouri Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum


Jeb Dunnuck

A total knockout”

Vineyard Notes

Missouri Hopper, one of Napa’s oldest vineyards, consists of 45 contiguous acres on the famed Oakville Bench in the Napa Valley. Purchased by Charles Hopper and given to his daughter Missouri in 1877, today Missouri Hopper is owned by the Beckstoffer family, and the fruit from this vineyard is some of the most sought after in the Napa Valley. Wines from the Missouri Hopper Vineyard consistently display the complex profile of power with refinement that is a hallmark of the celebrated Oakville Bench appellation.

Winemaking Notes

Dense and concentrated, the 2017 Missouri Hopper is a powerhouse, character-filled wine. Aromas of herbs and crushed rock accompany notes of currant, plum and licorice. On the palate, the wine is plush yet nuanced, with bittersweet chocolate flavors, black currant, and cedar. Firm yet fine tannins carry through the long, opulent finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum
Missouri Hopper
Oakville, Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation & Aging
100% stainless steel. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels

A Single Vineyard Wine

Missouri Hopper

Vineyard Details



Jeb Dunnuck

“A total knockout in the vintage, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper offers a ripe, powerful, full-bodied style as well as textbook Missouri Hopper notes of black, chocolaty fruit, smoked herbs, tobacco, and crushed rocks. This site doesn’t get the recognition it deserves and has produced some awesome wines over the past 4-5 years. With a great mid-palate, loads of pure, opulent fruit, integrated oak, and fine tannins, it dishes up loads of pleasure already yet will keep for 15-20 years or more.”


James Suckling

“A juicy, rich red with blackberries, plums and chocolate. Full and deep fruit. Velvety and creamy with lots of fruity and velvety tannins. Drink or hold.”


Vinous Media

“The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Missouri Hopper is deep, plush and yet also wonderfully nuanced. Inky dark fruit, chocolate, leather, licorice, spice and menthol infuse the 2017 with tons of character. This flashy and exuberant Cabernet is one of the most open-knit and exuberant wines in this range.”


Wine Advocate

“Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 22 months in 100% new French oak—Taransaud, Sylvain and Darnajou barrels—the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard is very deep garnet-purple colored and offers up expressive red and black currants notes with hints of fresh plums, dried Provence herbs, cedar chest and pencil lead with a waft of forest floor. Full-bodied, the palate has a lot more generosity than many 2017s, with a solid backbone of grainy tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and savory.”


Wine Spectator

“Quite dark and ripe, with fig and blackberry reduction notes that build steadily while licorice snap and Turkish coffee accents emerge through the back end. Late singed-alder note adds a nice touch. Drink now through 2027”