Rich concentration with aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, licorice and a hint of black pepper. Full and velvety tannins lead to a full mouth feel. This is a wine of great complexity and concentration with a long, lingering finish. 54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot, 8% Petit Verdot and 8% Cabernet Franc.
91 Points, Wine Enthusiast:
"This is a Cabernet-based Bordeaux blend, and quite a good one. It has a classic mountain profile of intense cassis, cherry and cedar flavors, with firm, astringent tannins. Decanting will help it soften, but you’re better off cellaring this polished wine for a few years. S.H." (12/31/2007)
X Winery produces Amicus (Latin for friend) which celebrates the connection between wine and friendship. These wines are very limited in production and represent the best barrels from beautifully farmed vineyards in the Spring Mountain District of the Napa Valley.
The winemaker's vision is to make a wine that is approachable upon release, but will continue to improve with moderate aging and has the longevity of the greatest wines of the world. The release dates of these vary with each vintage. On average it is released three years after harvest.