2012 Amici Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
***Editors' Choice*** Relatively affordable for its appellation and variety, this wine offers classic notes of cassis, currant and clove, punctuated by eccentric bursts of gun powder and espresso. The devilish characteristics are complemented by a smooth, silkiness to the texture and a measured finish of black pepper. (VB)
Delivers a core of ripe blackberry and wild berry flavors, supported by lively acidity and firm tannins. Ends with a persistent fruit- and cedar-driven finish. Drink now through 2026. 3,200 cases made. (JL)
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley, a blend of different sites, reveals beautiful crème de cassis fruit, subtle spicy oak in the background, medium to full body, and excellent purity and texture. It is a high-class Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy now and over the next decade or more. (RP)
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot. According to the winemaker: "Ripe aromas of dark fruits, pepper and cassis, with deep and complex flavors of cocoa powder, black cherries, raspberries and coffee. Though youthful and exuberant now, this wine has the structure to reward cellaring for 10-15 years."