Deep purple-black in color with vibrant, expressive aromas of black currant,, crushed blueberry and blackberry. The wine is full bodied, with a wonderful richness and depth on the palate and firm, ripe tannins. The long, savory flavors provide generosity to the persistent finish.
95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc
94pts James Suckling "Sweet-berry, bark and forest-floor aromas. It's medium-to full-bodied with notes of blackberry, violet, cedar and spice. The palate is savory and juicy with round tannins. The finish is elegant, clean and showing length. Needs three to four years to come together. Try after 2023."
92pts Jeb Dunnuck "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Mountain Select check in as 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Cabernet Franc. Revealing a deep ruby/purple color as well as a classic Cabernet nose of red and black currants, green tobacco, cedarwood, and Asian spices, it hits the palate with medium to full-bodied richness, a seamless, elegant texture, nicely integrated acidity, and a great finish. This is a complex, satisfying, impeccably made Cabernet Sauvignon to enjoy over the coming 10-15 years."
92pts Wine Spectator "Dark and winey but with a solid racy edge, as graphite and iron notes guide the core of black currant and black cherry preserves along. Shows a subtler alder hint that curls around the finish, as the fruit shows a nice finishing kick."
630 Years of winemaking - The Antica name originates from the words Antinori and California and represents the Antinori family's longstanding desire to craft exceptional estate wines that are a true expression of Napa Valley terroir.
"ANTICA is a symbol for Antinori California and expresses in Italian our family's passion for winemaking passed along 26 generations. Napa Valley has a special place in my heart beginning with my first visit in 1966, having the free spirit coming from aa new frontier, a wonderful history, and the potential to produce world-class wines. Our wine estate is located on a high plain in the eastern mountains of the celebrated Napa Valley. Its hilly terrain, rocky soils, high elevations and beautiful landscape create above all an estate ideal for winegrowing." Marchese Piero Antinori - Proprietor
750ML / 14.7% ABV