Cimarossa Vineyard is the first vineyard in the Amici portfolio to come from the Howell Mountain AVA in Napa Valley. The vineyard’s name is a nod to owner Dino Dina’s Italian heritage, as well as the site’s volcanic terroir, as Cimarossa translates to “Red Hilltop” in Italian. Planted in 1997, the vineyard’s 15 planted acres range in elevation from 1600-2100 ft and produce vines with small berries with concentrated flavors.
Our first vintage from this beautiful Howell Mountain vineyard site, the 2019 Cimarossa Cabernet Sauvignon shows off the region’s classic mountain complexity. The nose is immediately filled with ripe cherry and blackberry pie filling notes, followed by intense flavors of plum and dark chocolate, which lead into hints of sweet vanilla bean on the palate. The massive, yet polished tannins show beautifully throughout the long finish and are accompanied by a pleasant earthy quality.
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Howell Mountain, Napa Valley
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Fermentation & Aging
- 100% Stainless Steel fermentation; Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels