Amici Cellars

2017 Amici Cabernet Franc Napa Valley

California, USA
Special Price $148.75 Regular Price $175.00
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2017 gave the opportunity to craft this quintessential Cabernet Franc from a few Napa Valley vineyards, creating a complex wine reminiscent of right-bank Bordeaux. Aromas of black olive, tapenade, oak spice and blackberry on the nose carry into a savory palate with cocoa, black cherry and hints of minerality. The long finish highlights the wine’s powered tannins with the promise of aging beautifully for the next several years.

Tasting Notes From Coravin's Resident "Wine Guy" William Rohlfing:

Deep garnet core, with a bright purple rim and slow-moving tears, this looks dense. The nose shows fresh ripe blackberry and raspberry fruits, and something a bit riper; red currants perhaps? It really jumps out of the glass! On the palate, lots of cocoa powder and fresh dug earth for minerals, vanilla from the new oak that is nicely integrated into the red licorice and blackberry fruits. Deceptively tannic, this wine builds with each sip into a classic—power without weight is a good term for the mouthfeel here. A beauty. Long and lingering, this wine is a pleasure now and will continue to improve for at least a decade more.


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Amici Cellars

Napa Valley, California

This family-owned winery is nestled in the foothills of the Palisades, just outside Calistoga, Napa Valley, where they are dedicated to producing true-to-varietal wines from exceptional vineyard sources.

From Coravin's Resident "Wine Guy" William Rohlfing:

Ciao, mi Amici! Every now and then, you find a new wine that makes you feel like you’re coming home to an old friend. Aptly named, Amici’s Cabernet Franc helped me remember my first real wine love! Chinon, the original home of Cabernet Franc, started me on a wine journey when I realized that there were fun and different grapes out there!

Cabernet Franc is an interesting grape-it’s also the father of Cabernet Sauvignon! So, this is something like the OG Cabernet here. This wine showcases all that Cab Franc can do; ripe red and black fruits, a solid core of dusty, cocoa laden minerality, and an interesting tinge of red licorice as well. There may not be the power of Cabernet Sauvignon, but this exhibits the elegance and poise of the older generation. The tannin structure builds with each sip, asking for a delicious ribeye to pair with it—make no mistake, while this is a pleasure on its own, the Amici Cabernet Franc is a wine that will really sing with food!

Oh yeah—also the wine was so well received that the winery doesn’t have any left! Be a part of our precious allocation and taste a memory of friendship everlasting! You’ll want to grab a couple, this impressive wine has a long life ahead of it. Tap into the first bottle with your trusty Coravin and keep going back for more!