2019 Amici Hirondelle Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum


James Suckling

“Vibrant, long finish”

Vineyard Notes

Hirondelle Vineyard is the first vineyard in the Amici portfolio to come from the unique Stag’s Leap District in Napa Valley. Located in the eastern portion of Napa Valley, Stag’s Leap District was the first region to be approved in the United States based on soil type. Volcanic rock and river sediments make up a staggering blend of soils that give the region its famed intensity and flavor profile often described as “an iron fist in a velvet glove.”

Winemaking Notes

The 2019 Hirondelle Cabernet Sauvignon from the beautiful Stags Leap District showcases the classic iron- fist characteristics that the region is known for. Earthy aromas of wild berries and baked plums give way to dark floral notes and a hint of creamy dark chocolate. Flavors of poison berry, blackberry pie and savory spices dance around the palate and are followed by elegant, mouthwatering tannins that protrude throughout the long finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum
Stag's Leap District, Napa Valley
89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc
Fermentation & Aging
100% Stainless Steel fermentation; Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels



James Suckling

A fragrant nose of plums, mulberries, dried herbs, mocha, toffee and sweet spices. Full-bodied with firm, plush tannins. Rich and flavorful with a silky, creamy texture and vivid acidity. Layered. Vibrant, long finish.


Vinous Media

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Hirondelle, from the Clos du Val estate vineyard, is soft, inky and seductive to the core. Inky blue/purplish fruit, graphite, spice, leather and lavender build effortlessly as the 2019 fleshes out with a bit of air. This is an especially open-knit Stags Leap Cabernet that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring.


Wine Advocate

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Hirondelle Vineyard is a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it elicits provocative scents of baked blackcurrants, redcurrant jelly, blackberry pie and bouquet garni with Marmite and tilled earth nuances. Full-bodied, firm and grainy textured in the mouth, it has a lively backbone, finishing long with compelling red fruit sparks. (Tasted as a barrel sample.)


Jeb Dunnuck

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Hirondelle is a classic Stags Leap Cabernet with its more red and blue fruits as well as violets, flowers, and spice-driven aromatics. This is a slightly cooler terroir, and the wine is medium to full-bodied, has a vibrant, lively style, ripe tannins, and while it drops off slightly on the finish, it’s still a beautiful, elegant, satisfying 2019 that will evolve for upwards of two decades.


The Wine Independent

A blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Hirondelle Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color. It gives up earthy notes of crushed rocks, wild fungi, and mossy bark with a core of baked plums, blackberry compote, and cassis. Medium to full-bodied, it is elegant and refreshing, with loads of savory sparks and great length.