Antica (Antinori) Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

$54.99

San Francisco Chronicle Top 100 Wines of 2012! The new chapter from Tuscany's legendary Piero Antinori's Atlas Peak project has found its footing with a distinctive Antica Napa Cabernet.      93 Points Robert Parker: "The estate’s 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon wraps around the palate with lovely depth in its expressive, resonant fruit, showing no hard edges and excellent balance. Espresso, mocha, plums, cloves and freshly cut flowers are all layered into the vibrant, delineated finish. The energy and tension of the 2011 are super-impressive. Antica did not bottle their flagship Townsend Cabernet, opting instead to use that fruit to strengthen their regular bottling. Based on the sample I tasted, that seems to have been a great decision."  

Share Antica (Antinori) Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 on FacebookShare Antica (Antinori) Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 on TwitterShare Antica (Antinori) Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 via email

Ratings on Delectable

John Needham CSW Delectable Pro

Had this vintage several years ago, it is really hitting in all cylinders right now.

Had this vintage several years ago, it is really hitting in all cylinders right now.

9.2

MICHAEL COOPER Delectable Pro

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

I loved this #oldworld #newworld blend to create a marvelous #newcalifornia obvious long maceration with deep ruby color, intense primary aromas of dark cherries, cassis, mint and capsicum, secondary of dark chocolate and tertiary of sage or ash. The tannins are very soft and the oak and alcohol are very balanced and integrated with the whole of the wine. Can age. Drink now until 2030

I loved this #oldworld #newworld blend to create a marvelous #newcalifornia obvious long maceration with deep ruby color, intense primary aromas of dark cherries, cassis, mint and capsicum, secondary of dark chocolate and tertiary of sage or ash. The tannins are very soft and the oak and alcohol are very balanced and integrated with the whole of the wine. Can age. Drink now until 2030

9.2

Katy Jossy Simanski Delectable Pro

Lots of jalapeño on the nose.

Lots of jalapeño on the nose.

8.5

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

Refined well structured cabernet.

Refined well structured cabernet.

9.2

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

All that Napa fruit with a touch of Italy in there,....really top notch for the price.

All that Napa fruit with a touch of Italy in there,....really top notch for the price.

9.3

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

Big, ripe Napa cab but not overdone with oak. Has great range of flavor (vintage?). Slight green streaks of flavor remind me of great super Tuscans.

Big, ripe Napa cab but not overdone with oak. Has great range of flavor (vintage?). Slight green streaks of flavor remind me of great super Tuscans.

9.4

Rob Nettles

Nice anniversary cab - our 9th

Nice anniversary cab - our 9th

8.9

Henry Fuseler

Ver nice bottle of wine. Paired well with the rib eye I had for dinner. 4/16

Ver nice bottle of wine. Paired well with the rib eye I had for dinner. 4/16

9.0

Jorden Trakhtenberg

Delicious

Delicious

8.5

Subhashis Mohanty

Tobacco, smooth tannins!

Tobacco, smooth tannins!

8.5

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.