2021 Amici Hirondelle Cabernet Sauvignon


James Suckling

“Luscious, relaxed and practically oozing with blueberry and cherry pie flavors”

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 2021 Hirondelle Cabernet Sauvignon from the beautiful Stags Leap District showcases the classic iron-fist characteristics that the region is known for. Fragrant aromas of cherry cordial, orange marmalade, crushed violets and cassis lead into an elegant, mouthwatering palate. Flavors of blackberry, black cherry and baking spice are layered with refined, seamless tannins that carry through the long finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Stag's Leap District, Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation & Aging
100% Stainless Steel fermentation; Aged 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels



James Suckling

Luscious, relaxed and practically oozing with blueberry and cherry pie flavors, the wine has the signature Stags Leap soothing tannins. Aged in 100 percent new French barrels for 18 months, it shows how delicious and drinkable the district’s wines can be.


The Wine Independent

Deep garnet-purple in color, the Hirondelle Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon gives up black plums, blackberries, and cassis, along with bay leaves, rocks, and bark plus a hint of violets. The full-bodied palate is muscular, firm, and grainy, with nice energy and freshness, finishing long.



The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Hirondelle Vineyard is redolent of crème de cassis, chocolate, licorice, leather and dried flowers. Powerful and sumptuous in the glass, with gorgeouse soft contours, the Hirondelled is quite showy today. The oak is perhaps at the limit, but it’s a style that works quite well.


Jeb Dunnuck

All Clone 4, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Hirondelle Vineyard offers a sweet core of both red and black fruits as well as a more mineral-laced, iron, savory style that opens up with time in the glass. Rich and concentrated, it’s medium to full-bodied and perfectly balanced.