Wine of the Week: Amici Cabernet Sauvignon
Amici means friends in Italian. In this case it also means darn good Cabernet Sauvignon from the Napa Valley!
Started in the early 90s by a group of amici, the aim was to make high quality wines sourced from the best vineyards of their respective regions, in small quantities.
The Cabernet Sauvignon grapes come from choice sites in the Howell Mountain, Oak Knoll, and St. Helena districts. This combination of mountain and valley floor fruit help to create a wine with silky richness supported by a strong, but not overbearing tannic structure.
The blend is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 5% Cabernet Franc, which makes it 100% delicious. Extra hang-time was allowed to give the grapes more time to concentrate their bold flavors.
To put the perfecting finishing touches on this wine, the winemaker ages it for almost two years in French Oak, adding that trademark note of vanilla and spice to the already colorful profile of rich dark fruit.
So please, bring in a group friends and open a bottle of Amici. For just $64 a bottle it’s sure to please!