2021 Amici Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

95points

James Suckling

“Shows the magic of 2021”

Winemaking Notes

Our Amici Cellars Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon highlights the lush, ripe fruit and Rutherford Dust of valley floor vineyards along with the structure and ageability of Napa Valley’s best mountain appellations. The 2021 Amici Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a captivating nose of ripe cassis, juicy black cherry, and delicate raspberry aromas, with a subtle hint of anise. On the palate, flavors of succulent black cherry are complemented by notes of cedar box and toasted vanilla beach, rounded out with a lingering finish of rich cocoa powder. This wine shows great acidity, lush tannins, and impressive age-worthiness.

Vintage
2021
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard
George III, Hudson, Hyde, Morisoli
Appellation
Napa Valley
Blend
90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 4% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc, 1% Petite Verdot
Alcohol
14.8%
Fermentation & Aging
100% Stainless Steel fermentation; Aged 20 months in 100% New French Oak barrels.

Reviews

95points

James Suckling

“A cab with lots of currant and blackberry aromas with some fresh herbs such as sage and lead pencil character. Lots of crushed stone and cement as well. Medium to full body. Firm and polished, Extremely long and vivid. A blend of Hudson, Morisoli, and George III. Shows the magic of 2021. Needs two or three years to soften and come together.”

94points

The Wine Independent

“Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve offers plums, menthol, and savory notes with charcuterie, earth, and pencil shavings. The full-bodied palate is bright, lively, and wonderfully fresh, with a grainy texture and long, minerally finish.”

93-95points

Jeb Dunnuck

Always a beautiful wine, as well as one of the best values out there, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve offers lots of chocolaty red and blue fruits as well as medium to full body, an elegant, perfectly balanced mouthfeel, classic Cabernet spice, leather, and dried herbs, and a great finish. It shows the quality of the vintage and will be a no-brainer purchase.

91-94points

Vinous Media

The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve marries energy and depth. In most vintages, the Reserve is an under the radar gem. The 2021 is another terrific example. Bright acids and beams of tannin run through a core of dark fruit. Mocha, tobacco, cedar, licorice and chocolate linger. The 2021 is a bit firm, but time in bottle should take care of that. Once again, the Reserve looks like it will be one of the stars in this range.

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