By: Jim Barr | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 7/4/2009 | Send Email
After giving the 2004 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon an additional year and half of bottle age, winemaker Jeff Hansen finally decided to release this exceptional wine in October, 2008. And, the additional time really helped, allowing this rich puppy to evolve and open up to show its true depth of character. Deeply colored, the nose is loaded with cassis, currants, blackberries and espresso notes, which is underscored by mild toasty tones. In the mouth, you will be treated to an expansive, hugely complex, multi-dimensional cabernet, with well-integrated, silky tannins, tons of structure and a finish that refuses to quit. Although, with airing, you will be able to enjoy this Gem near-term, it will easily age 7- to 12-plus years. This is probably the best valued cabernet on the market.
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