Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Front Label
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Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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750ML / 14.7% ABV
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750ML / 14.7% ABV

Winemaker Notes

Aromas of black cherry and cassis. A rich, lush palate with black cherry, cedar box and savory Herb de Provence, leading to a finish of dark powdered chocolate and baked plum. Lush minerality and richness emblematic of the 2016 vintage.

Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 3% Petite Verdot, and 3% Cabernet Franc.

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
Youthful, this wine is blended with small amounts of Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Together, they form a core of earthy cedar, clove and pencil shavings, with a bite of thick tannin taking on a leathery texture. Dark cherry, black currant and dark chocolate melt on the palate into a velvety whole. Editors’ Choice.
TP 94
Tasting Panel

Intensely dark ruby color and a richly spiced nose. Vivid and lush with notes of spice and blackberry punctuated by lovely texture and length.

JD 93
Jeb Dunnuck
Leading off the Cabernet releases, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley is a broad, sexy, seamless effort that has lots of classic dark fruits and floral notes, medium to full body, light tannins, and rock star purity of fruit. As Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon goes, this is first class value that delivers true Cabernet flare. Drink it over the coming 8-10 years.
JS 93
James Suckling
There’s a depth and power to this Napa cabernet with blueberry, blackberry and currant character. Full body, racy tannins and a flavorful finish. Needs a year or two to soften. Drink in 2020. Available in February 2019.
RP 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is blended of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc aged 18 months in 70% new French oak. It has a deep garnet-purple color and notes of warm cassis, freshly crushed black berries, wild blueberries and cedar chest with hints of pencil lead, new leather, Marmite toast and black olives. Medium to full-bodied, firm and chock-full of juicy black fruit, it has a great line of freshness and firm grainy tannins paving the finish.
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Amici, California
Amici Winery Video
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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One of the most prestigious wines of the world capable of great power and grace, Napa Valley Cabernet is a leading force in the world of fine, famous, collectible red wine. Today the Napa Valley and Cabernet Sauvignon are so intrinsically linked that it is difficult to discuss one without the other. But it wasn’t until the 1970s that this marriage came to light; sudden international recognition rained upon Napa with the victory of the Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars 1973 Cabernet Sauvignon in the 1976 Judgement of Paris.

Cabernet Sauvignon undoubtedly dominates Napa Valley today, covering half of the land under vine, commanding the highest prices per ton and earning the most critical acclaim. Cabernet Sauvignon’s structure, acidity, capacity to thrive in multiple environs and ability to express nuances of vintage make it perfect for Napa Valley where incredible soil and geographical diversity are found and the climate is perfect for grape growing. Within the Napa Valley lie many smaller sub-AVAs that express specific characteristics based on situation, slope and soil—as a perfect example, Rutherford’s famous dust or Stags Leap District's tart cherry flavors.

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RAE100039_2016 Item# 519953

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