Amici Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
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Amici Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

  • JD97
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750ML / 14.7% ABV
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750ML / 14.7% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The Amici Spring Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon is always a wine of freshness driven by tannins, and the 2018 is no different. Capturing the essence of mountain- grown fruit, the wine is powerful yet graceful, with perfumed aromas of ripe plum, bright bing cherry and vanilla. The savory, dense palate features flavors of tart blackberry, black olive and graphite. Strong, chalky mountain tannins that are already beginning to soften in addition to the round finish show the age-ability of this wine.

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Critical Acclaim

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JD 97
Jeb Dunnuck
Another total winner in this lineup is the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District. Its deep purple color is followed by a classic Spring Mountain bouquet of darker currant and berry fruits intermixed with lots of foresty conifer tree, tobacco, bay leaf, and mountain scrub brush-like nuances. More classic tobacco and espresso notes emerge with time in the glass, and this full-bodied beauty has a wonderfully textured, elegant mouthfeel, a stacked mid-palate, and a great finish. This gorgeous Spring Mountain Cabernet is going to drink well for 20-25 years.
RP 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District (made from 100% of this variety), delivers soft-spoken scents of redcurrant jelly, black raspberries and cassis with hints of wild sage, violets and Marmite toast. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm, rugged texture and plenty of freshness to support the muscular black fruit, delivering a long, earthy finish.
JS 95
James Suckling
Lots of pine needle, bark and conifer, as well as blackberry and blueberry. It’s full-bodied with a balance of creamy tannins that are polished and together. Lightly angular at the end. A little tight now. Give it two or three years to open. Try after 2023.
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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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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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