2019 Amici Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
In the 1990's, a group of friends with a passion for good wine and fun times crushed a few tons of grapes for their personal cellars. The resulting wine was so good, they had to share it. Fast forward a few decades to find this spectacular vintage composed of 87% Cabernet Sauvignon with Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc singing backup. Dunnuck uses the term "smoking values" to describe Amici's lineup and puts this bottle "in the running for the best Napa Cabernet Sauvignon at the price point."
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Napa Valley comes from a mix of all the single vineyards. Readers should never overlook this type of wine, as the ability to blend from multiple sites gives winemakers incredible flexibility, and these wines can represent smoking values. Full-bodied aromas and flavors of currants, chocolate, lead pencil, and graphite emerge from this beauty, and it’s ripe, mouth-filling and balanced, with a great texture. It’s in the running for the best Napa Cabernet Sauvignon at the price point.