2019 Amici Missouri Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum


Wine Advocate

“Beautiful tension and very fine tannins

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

The 2019 Missouri Hopper bursts out of the glass with rich and vivid aromas of redcurrant, bakers chocolate, and roasted coffee. The textured palate presents chewy flavors of blackberry tart and cassis, followed by notes of cedar box and saddle leather from the oak. The long, fragrant finish is accompanied by firm yet approachable tannins, making this wine excellent to drink now, or age for years to come.

Cabernet Sauvignon Magnum
Missouri Hopper
Oakville, Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation & Aging
100% Stainless Steel fermentation; Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels

A Single Vineyard Wine

Missouri Hopper

Vineyard Details



The Wine Independent

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2019 Missouri Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon offers a gorgeous perfume of kirsch, black raspberries, roses, and redcurrant over a classic cassis and cedar core. Medium to full-bodied, it is finely grained with firm yet approachable structure, leading to a long and minerally finish on this lovely wine.


Wine Advocate

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep garnet-purple in color, it sashays out of the glass with flamboyant scents of licorice, Indian spices and forest floor over a core of blackberry pie, chocolate-covered cherries and crème de cassis. The full-bodied palate is laden with decadent black fruits and loads of spicy sparks, featuring beautiful tension and very fine tannins, finishing long and fragrant. 150 cases are due to be made. (Tasted as a barrel sample.)


James Suckling

Black plums, cassis, earth, tobacco, roasted espresso, chili chocolate and tomato leaves on the nose. Full-bodied, chewy and compact with firm tannins, yet elegant and cool. Pretty cabernet character with subtle leafiness to the dark fruit and chocolate. Classic Missouri Hopper flavors and nature. Try this from 2025.


Jeb Dunnuck

Another tour de force is the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard, from a vineyard I continue to think is underrated. Blackcurrants, chocolate, tobacco, and a Graves-like earthiness all emerge from this full-bodied, beautifully layered, textured 2019 that’s already impossible to resist. Unfortunately, there are a scant 1,800 bottles made, but it’s well worth seeking out.


Vinous Media

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard is wonderfully vivid, with a real sense of energy. Blue/purplish fruit, dried herbs, spice and wild flowers all come alive with a bit of coaxing. The 2019 is just a bit compact on the palate. It will be interesting to see if time helps flesh out the middle.


Wine Advocate

Regular drivers on Highway 29 will have seen the sign for this vineyard next to Brix. Like the other Amici wines, the oak signature evident in the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard is distinctive, with notes of brown sugar and scorched coffee set against black cherries and cassis. Full-bodied, ripe and concentrated, this is a rich wine with a long future, despite the fact that it can be drunk now by tannin hounds.