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Antica Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Wine Details

Vineyard

Antica

Style

Red

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) The Antica staff is immensely proud of their first effort at Sauvignon blanc and bullish on the future of this variety on Atlas Peak. Aromatically, the wine offers a balance between the fresh-cut grass aromas common to New Zealand versions while also incorporating guava, pineapple and tropical aromas common to the California take on the variety. There is a touch of oak in the background framing the fruit aromatics and the lees-contact and stirring offers just a touch of the yeast characters common to barrel-fermented Chardonnay. The wine is full-bodied but cleansing and screams for white, flaky fish lightly seasoned and grilled on a glorious summer’s evening.

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    strong berry fragrance. Ginger? very smooth taste. not too velvety. mild finish but a hint of tannins at the finish.

    almost 5 years
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    Not fruit forward, very approachable, silky tannins. untraditional Napa Cab but in a good way

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/25/2011