Amici Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve
On the eyes a dark red with medium to medium heavy viscosity. On the nose, floral notes along with dark berries. On the palate hints of chocolate, leather, pipe tobacco and concentrated blackberries. The finish shows dark fruits and smooth tannins. Fruit is 75% mountain vineyards (Spring Mountain) and 25% valley floor vineyards (Rutherford and Oakville). It is comprised of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Aged 20 months in 85% new French oak barrels. This was rated 93 points by James Suckling. An enjoyable wine with or without food as tannins and acids were balanced and smooth with rounded edges. Current release (2016) is $90 and received 96 points by Jeb Dunnuck and has a similar profile mix but with some Merlot added.