2018 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum

93points

James Suckling

“…a delicious combination of fruit and character”

Winemaking Notes

The 2018 Amici Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a dense, rich and beautifully textured wine. Powerful aromas of cocoa, raspberry and blackberry pie are accented by hints of sage and crème de cassis. On the palate, flavors of black cherry, blackberry and dark chocolate carry the full-bodied palate through a long, mouthwatering finish laced with cedar box and black peppercorns.

 

$100
1.5 L
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum
Appellation
Napa Valley
Blend
91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol
14.5%
Fermentation & Aging
Aged 18 months in 75% new French oak barrels

Reviews

93points

James Suckling

“A cooler style of Napa cab with blackcurrants, hot stones and violets that follow through to a full-bodied palate with creamy, polished tannins that integrate nicely on the palate and provide a delicious combination of fruit and character. Drinkable now, but give it just one more year. Try after 2021.”

92points

Jeb Dunnuck

“Moving to the Cabernet Sauvignon releases, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley reveals a dense purple color as well as a great bouquet of crème de cassis, scorched earth, camphor, new leather, and candied flowers. With medium to full-bodied richness, it offers terrific tannins and good mid-palate depth, with the fresh, pure, classy style of the vintage front and center. It competes with wines at two to three times the price and is going to evolve nicely for 10-12 years, if not longer.”

92points

Wine Advocate

“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a blend of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 2% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color. It opens with expressive notes of warm cassis, black cherries, blackberries and fragrant earth with hints of bay leaves and black truffles. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers mouth-coating cassis flavors with compelling herbal sparks, framed by a lively backbone and wonderfully velvety tannins, finishing long.”

92points

Vinous Media

“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is fabulous. Rich, plummy and forward, the Amici Napa Valley Cabernet makes a terrific introduction to the vintage. Even better, it is incredibly fairly priced. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, spice and licorice are kicked up in this fleshy, open-knit Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink it over the next decade.”

92points

Wine Enthusiast

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$100
1.5 L

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