2021 Amici Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon


James Suckling

“Lovely ripeness and opulence but framed and gorgeous.

Vineyard Notes

Morisoli Vineyard consists of 53 contiguous acres on the famed Rutherford Bench in the Napa Valley. Gary Morisoli is the fourth generation of his family to grow grapes on this historic property, which has been family-farmed for over 100 years. Primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, the fruit from this vineyard is some of the most sought after in the Napa Valley. Surrounded by Staglin Family Vineyard, Scarecrow, Joseph Phelps Vineyards and Inglenook, Morisoli Vineyard fruit exhibits classic “Rutherford Dust” qualities and rich Cabernet Sauvignon character.

Winemaking Notes

The 2021 Amici Morisoli Cabernet Sauvignon is a perfect example of the power and elegance that Rutherford wines are known for. Its nose is complex, with notes of ripe plum, blackcurrant, red cherry, cedar and a touch of graphite, with a rich, lush palate laden with blackberry, dark chocolate, cocoa powder and Madagascar vanilla. The plush and opulent tannins carry through to a long, savory finish.
Cabernet Sauvignon
Morisoli Vineyard
Rutherford, Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Fermentation & Aging
100% Stainless Steel fermentation; Aged 18 months in 100% new French oak barrels

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Jeb Dunnuck

Lots of ripe fruit but not overdone with meat, blackberries and boysenberries. Full-bodied with plush, velvety tannins and a light toffee undertone. Lovely ripeness and opulence but framed and gorgeous. Drink in four or five years.


The Wine Independent

The 2021 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color. It is so spicy on the nose, with floral and vanilla notes plus chocolate, warm cassis, and blueberries. The full-bodied palate is concentrated, fresh, and elegantly styled, fine grained and finishing long and fragrant.


Wine Advocate

My favorite of Amici’s recent wines is the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard. While it aged In100% new French oak—and it does offer scents of mocha, cedar and creosote—it’s also richly fruited, with layers of deep plum and black cherry. Full-bodied, rich and expansive, it’s nicely ripe and supple without being over the top, and it boasts a long, licorice-tinged finish.



The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard is texturally gorgeous. In fact, the 2021 is the most refined and harmonius Amici wine I have tasted off this site. Hints of rose petal, lavender and spice are beautifully delineated, but it is the wine’s silkiness and creaminess in texture that impress most today. This pliant, expressive Rutherford Cabernet is a winner.


Jeb Dunnuck

The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard comes from a valley floor site not far from Scarecrow. It’s another killer bottle of wine in the making and has a layered, rich, full-bodied style as well as lots of red and black fruits, notes of dried herbs, leather, and spice, ultra-fine tannins, and perfect balance. You’re not going to go wrong with any of these 2021s from Amici, and this one will most likely benefit from just a few years in the cellar.