94 Points This California Cabernet is made by one of the greatest Tuscan wineries: Antinori. Known for their Super Tuscans, this California estate wine lives up to their greatly deserved reputation. It is full bodied and rich with darker fruits and an earthy but smooth background. The finish is long and expressive. 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. 95 Points James Suckling: "A full and juicy red with berry and mushroom character, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows focus and tension. Drink after 2020. 100% Estate-Grown – 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc." 94 Points Wine Enthusiast: "This wine shows its mountain provenance in meaty, grippy and gritty tannins and a broad expansive weight on the palate. But beneath its brawn is beauty and a rounded lushness of delicious drinkability, a mix of brambly blackberry, cherry, cassis and crushed rock. Let it sit in the glass over time or consider cellaring."
Surprisingly good, full bodied, young, lush. Long. Clean. Cassis all over and after. Will age 3-4 years easily but no real need to wait. Great PV.
Surprisingly good, full bodied, young, lush. Long. Clean. Cassis all over and after. Will age 3-4 years easily but no real need to wait. Great PV.9.2
Wine.com virtual tasting, May 12, 2020, at home
Wine.com virtual tasting, May 12, 2020, at home9.8