Amici Hirondelle Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
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Amici Hirondelle Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

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750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Our second vintage from this beautiful Stag’s Leap District vineyard site, the 2018 Hirondelle Cabernet Sauvignon shows the region’s classic iron-rich aromas and balance on the palate. Hedonistic flavors of black cherry, bright blueberry, and dark chocolate lead into hints of bittersweet cherry and black currant. With polished tannins and hints of rosemary on the finish, the wine combines theherbal flavors of Bordeaux with California ripeness and is anincredible wine to pair with food.

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RP 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hirondelle Vineyard is composed of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, it comes barreling out of the glass with vibrant expressions of crème de cassis, blackberries and Black Forest cake with hints of of dried mint, star anise and tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, the palate offers beautiful intensity, featuring spice-laced black fruit layers and great tension, culminating in a long, savory finish.
JS 96
James Suckling
What a beautiful red to smell, offering blackcurrants, forest floor, meat, pine needles and flowers. Complex, to say the least. Full-bodied with crushed-stone and berry character. Fine, dusty tannins and a beautiful finish. Plenty of subtle character. Give it two or three years to soften, but already beautiful.
JD 96
Jeb Dunnuck
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Hirondelle Vineyard comes from the Stags Leap region of the valley and offers a more perfumed, complex style in its red and black currants, dried flowers, smoked tobacco, and lead pencil-like aromas and flavors. Hitting the palate with full-bodied richness, it’s another flawlessly balanced, seamless wine from winemaker Tony Biagi that can be enjoyed any time over the coming 20 years or more.
Rating: 96+
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In the 1990's, a group of friends with a passion for good wine and fun times together crushed a few tons of grapes in the Napa Valley for their personal cellars. The resulting wine was so well-received that they started producing wine the very next year to share with the public. They chose to name the wine, appropriately, Amici ("friends" in Italian).

Amici's owners — John Harris, Bob and Celia Shepard, and Bart Woytowicz—are all great friends with a passion for making and enjoying great wine. At Amici the focus is on quality, not quantity. Because they insist on keeping the production small, they can carefully control the process of creating each wine, crafting what they like to consider a small work of art in each bottle.

What started as a few friends crushing some grapes for fun is now an award-winning premium wine known around the country, but one thing will never change: Amici is a wine created by friends, for friends.

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Legend has it that quick and nimble stags would escape the indigenous hunters of southern Napa Valley through the landmark palisades that sit just northeast of the current city of Napa. As a result, the area was given the name, Stags Leap. While its grape-growing history dates back to the mid-1800s, winemaking didn’t really take off until the mid-1970s after a small but pivotal blind tasting called the Judgement of Paris.

When a 1973 Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon won first place against its high-profile Bordeaux contenders, like Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Chateau Haut-Brion, international attention to the Stags Leap District of Napa Valley escalated rapidly.

The vineyards in this one-of-a-kind wine growing region receive hot afternoon air reflecting off of its eastern palisade formation. In combination with the cool evening breezes from the San Pablo Bay just south, this becomes an optimal environment for grape growing. While many varieties could thrive here, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot dominate with virtually no others, save for a spot or two of Syrah.

Stags Leap soils—eroded volcanic and old river sediments—encourage well established root systems and result in complex, terroir-driven wines. Stags Leap District reds have a distinct sour cherry and black berry character with baking spice and dried earth aromas, and supple tannins.

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.

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