Antica (Antinori) Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

$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.      94 Points Robert Parker: "A beautifully elegant, stylish Cabernet Sauvignon from the Antinori outpost in Napa Valley, their 2013 has a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful, sweet kiss of pure blackcurrant fruit, licorice and forest floor. Full-bodied, but with creamy texture, sweet, beautifully integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol, this is an impressively well-crafted wine that’s drinkable now, but should evolve nicely for another 15-20 years."  

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Ratings on Delectable

! !Yarivyo Wine Score! Delectable Pro

Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

My first American Antinori, the name of the wine is the combination of the the words Antinori and California. This CS from the lovely 2012 vintage is delicious and elegant. It has a deep purple color, lovely aromas of black current, blueberries, spice, mint, chocolate and cherries, full elegant body, with smooth round tannins, lively balanced acidity and a long pleasant finish. Elegant, well crafted and surprisingly approachable and enjoyable despite the young age. My score 88, drink to 2022

My first American Antinori, the name of the wine is the combination of the the words Antinori and California. This CS from the lovely 2012 vintage is delicious and elegant. It has a deep purple color, lovely aromas of black current, blueberries, spice, mint, chocolate and cherries, full elegant body, with smooth round tannins, lively balanced acidity and a long pleasant finish. Elegant, well crafted and surprisingly approachable and enjoyable despite the young age. My score 88, drink to 2022

8.8

Corey Zamora, CSW Delectable Pro

Not overly ripe, balanced. Refreshing.

Not overly ripe, balanced. Refreshing.

9.0

Stefan Dolhain Delectable Pro

Fom the Antinori Atlas Peak estate. 1800 feet ( 500 m.) altitude. Obvious wood and earthy flavours tend to overwhelm the fruit. Good fruit in the mouth, not the most elegant wine but with a certain rustic charm. 2012 vintage. Abv. 14,1%.

Fom the Antinori Atlas Peak estate. 1800 feet ( 500 m.) altitude. Obvious wood and earthy flavours tend to overwhelm the fruit. Good fruit in the mouth, not the most elegant wine but with a certain rustic charm. 2012 vintage. Abv. 14,1%.

8.5

Isaac Pirolo Delectable Pro

Black cherry and blueberry, sage, cedar and loam, with a tinge of smoke and 72% cacao. Tight and compact. Has an old school, mountain feel too it.

Black cherry and blueberry, sage, cedar and loam, with a tinge of smoke and 72% cacao. Tight and compact. Has an old school, mountain feel too it.

9.2

Will Atkinson Delectable Pro

Merlot?

Merlot?

7.4

Riccardo L. Delectable Pro

yeah... Antinori knows what they're doing. clearly. Set up shop halfway across the world and nailed it again. Deep black cherry on the nose, integrated oak in the palate. Big and plentiful. Delicious!

yeah... Antinori knows what they're doing. clearly. Set up shop halfway across the world and nailed it again. Deep black cherry on the nose, integrated oak in the palate. Big and plentiful. Delicious!

9.2

Ganesh

Balanced but muted

Balanced but muted

8.5

Kristin the Wine Girl Delectable Pro

Earthy, big, herbal, yet still very distinctively Italian. Love. VDay gift from Adam. Love.

Earthy, big, herbal, yet still very distinctively Italian. Love. VDay gift from Adam. Love.

9.4

Ryan Key

Deep purple to magenta rim. Mixed berry and cherry licorice aroma. Smooth. Well balanced fruit, earth and tannins. Far from ripe. WBA

Deep purple to magenta rim. Mixed berry and cherry licorice aroma. Smooth. Well balanced fruit, earth and tannins. Far from ripe. WBA

9.0

Craig Manchen

Great stuff

Great stuff

9.0

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