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2017 Amici Oakville Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8093140 - Removed from a temperature controlled wine cellar; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$125
Item Sold Amount Date
I8105364 1 $120 Feb 6, 2022
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RATINGS

96James Suckling

...a powerful and rich wine with crushed berries, blueberries and spices… Full-bodied, creamy and seamless. Wonderfully polished tannins.

95The Wine Advocate

...exuberant blueberry compote, crème de cassis and plum preserves scents with hints of wild thyme, cigar box and dusty soil with a waft of iron ore. Full-bodied, the palate has a great core of generous black fruit preserves, framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing long and savory.

95+ Jeb Dunnuck

A more red fruit, floral, and mineral-laced wine…medium to full-bodied, has a terrific mix of richness and freshness, building tannins, and a great finish.

94Vinous / IWC

A rush of sweet cherry, pomegranate, spice and blood orange build into the explosive finish.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, Oakville

Oakville AVA is one of the two or three most prestigious appellations in the United States. Located in the heart of Napa Valley, its 5,000 vineyard acres produce some of the world’s most acclaimed Cabernet Sauvignon, including such California “cult” Cabs as Screaming Eagle and Harlan Estate. Before those boutique producers rose to fame in the 1990s, Oakville was already renowned as home to Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Groth Vineyards, among others. Along with the famous wineries, there are premier vineyards in this AVA, including Martha’s Vineyard and To Kalon Vineyard. To Kalon was first planted in 1868 by H.W. Crabb, one of California’s first viticultural researchers, and he named the vineyard after the ancient Greek phrase for “most beautiful.” Though many grapes can be successfully grown in Oakville, Cabernet Sauvignon is king. Merlot and Chardonnay are also frequently planted. Oakville Cabs are prized for their richness, complexity and weight. Oakville was designated as an AVA in 1993.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.