2010 Amici "Reserve" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
**Cellar Selection** This wine is delicious and impeccable. It defines the modern Napa style, with beautifully etched flavors and a fine balance. The fruit is intensely ripe, suggesting blackberries, currants, licorice and dark chocolate, girded with the smoke and spices of new French oak. It’s a fancy wine to drink now with your best Cabernet-friendly food, but will change and improve with at least eight years in a good cellar.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby. Cool, medicinal aromas of blueberry and tobacco leaf. Supple and suave, with seamless flavors of dark berries, herbs and licorice; the smoothest and deepest of these 2010s today. Finishes with serious, tongue-dusting tannins and a solid framework for aging.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The black label 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve reveals beautiful cedary, black currant fruit, a well-integrated touch of toasty vanillin, medium to full-bodied flavors, sweet tannin and a fleshy, opulent mouthfeel. Approachable now, it has the richness to last 10-15 years.
A solid effort, with a firm backbone and a mix of dark berry, licorice, cedar and fresh-turned earth. Shows a suppleness midpalate and gripping tannins on the finish. Best from 2014 through 2024. (Web Only- 2013)
Fruit for Amici's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from premium vineyards primarily on the Rutherford Bench as well as St. Helena and Spring Mountain. The wine was aged in 60% new French oak for 24 months before bottling. From winemaker Joel Aiken: "This is a dark, opulent wine featuring heady aromas of black cherry, blackberry and cassis and the classic fine cocoa powder of Rutherford Bench. Tannins are silky and the mouthfeel is lush in this ripe, well-balanced wine."