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29 Ratings
Amici Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) Firm, concentrated and well-built, with a tight band of cedar, dried berry, black licorice and crushed rock. Ends with good length and depth.

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    Raspberry, black currants, black berries, cherry. Still too young and tannic.

    over 4 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2002 Vintage) Fairly ripe, hinting ever so slightly at raisins and geared to dark chocolate from beginning to end, this weighty but rather stolid and lackluster wine runs into abrupt finishing tannins and dulls out to dryness without having given more than a passing glance in the direction of fruit.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/98
  • Wine Spectator
    (1993 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/97
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (2007 Vintage) "Darker and richer than Amici’s second label (Olema), this is anchored by ripe cassis and chocolate flavors. Cedary oak and minty accents add complexity, while the mouthfeel is velvety soft, finishing with a touch of warmth. Probably best consumed over the next few years." --Steve Heimoff
  • Beverage Dynamics
    (2007 Vintage) "Winemaker Joel Aiken's first vintage with Amici Cellars coupled with a fantastic vintage from Napa has created a lush and aromatic wine; balanced rich flavors of cocoa and spice layered over dark mountain berry fruit notes; firm tannins give this wine structure and focus."