2017 Amici Olema Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon

92points

James Suckling

“Beautiful aromas”

Winemaking Notes

The 2017 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon grapes hand-selected from premier vineyards in Alexander Valley, Dry Creek and Rockpile in Sonoma County. This deeply-flavored wine features layers of fruit and a long, intense finish.

The 2017 Olema Cabernet Sauvignon opens with lovely aromas of blackberry, licorice whip, currant, vanilla and hints of cedar. On the palate, the medium- to full-bodied wine has a dense, juicy mouthfeel with blackberry compote and rhubarb pie notes along with tart cherry and toasted oak. A dark chocolatey texture carries through the strong finish with a pop of dark fruit and lingering oak spice.

$25
750ml
Vintage
2017
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation
Sonoma County
Blend
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc, 3% Merlot, 2% Petite Verdot, 2% Petite Sirah
Alcohol
13.9%

Reviews

92points

James Suckling

“Beautiful aromas of blackcurrants, ink and some black truffle. Medium-bodied, linear and tight with firm and silky tannins. Some spice and hazelnut in the aftertaste. Drink now or hold.”

90points

Wine Advocate

“The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Olema is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot, 2% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Franc aged 14 months in 50% new French oak. Deep garnet-purple in color, it gives up open-knit, expressive blackberry pie, plum preserves and cassis scents with wafts of unsmoked cigars and garrigue with a waft of charcuterie. Medium-bodied, the palate is packed with juicy black fruits, supported by soft tannins, finishing earthy. Impressive feat this vintage!”

90points

Jeb Dunnuck

“The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Sonoma County is also terrific. Based on 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot, Malbec, and Cabernet Franc, brought up in 50% new French oak, this medium-bodied, fresh, pure, and beautifully balanced effort offers loads of cassis fruits as well as notes of spice and flowery incense. It’s another screaming value by Jesse Fox and Tony Biagi.”

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750ml

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