Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | Pure & focused
The Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is pure and focused with intense aromas. Plus an elegant mouthfeel and supple, sweet tannins on the finish. This rich Cabernet Sauvignon showcases concentrated blackberry, cherry, currant and spice flavors. The tannins provide a dense structure. Yet the refined aftertaste maintains Cabernet’s strength of personality with its generous fruit on the finish.
93JS | Aromas of currants and blueberries with hints of dark chocolate. Medium to full body, round tannins, and a savory finish. Drink Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 now or hold.
92WW | 2014 Antica by Antinori Family Estate Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits bright red and black currants. While displaying a look and feel of elegance. In addition, this lively and energetic wine delivers a dusting of earthiness in its aromas and flavors. Finally, the Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 perky finish pairs it superbly with wild game, free-range poultry, and lightly-grilled ribeye.
Antinori Family Wines
So the Antinori family is responsible, of course, for Tignanello, Guado al Tasso, and so many more. Now working this site, 1,500 to 1,800 feet high on Atlas Peak, for more than 30 years. While, for 20 of them, they conducted studies that helped clarify what made it such a standout. Notably, even among neighbors like Kongsgaard and Stagecoach Vineyard, part of which is located in the AVA.
The Antinori’s family’s 26 generations of winemaking history has long been synonymous with the famed winegrowing regions of Tuscany and Umbria. Of course today, their wines are among the most recognized and highly rated of Italy.
First, the name Antica originates from the words Antinori and California. Therefore representing the Antinori family’s longstanding desire to craft exceptional estate wines that are a true expression of Napa Valley terroir.
Turns out that Antica Estate is nestled in a valley. Here, because of the natural geology, benefits from a wind-tunnel effect. Hence funneling crisp air from the San Pablo Bay up toward their vines. As a result, those cooling currents allow the berries to develop fully from their sunny, mountaintop location above the fog line without over-ripening. Acids remain fresh, leading to well-structured, vibrant wines that balance New World fruit with European restraint. Don’t miss this Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2015.
|WBOTD||Just the Good Stuff|
|Why add this wine to your Collection / Cellar?||No surprise the Antinori Family’s Napa Estate produces World Class wines at a value price like its Italian brethren. Cellar selection that will drink well for a decade +|
|Why now?||$60 at the winery | On Sale at $54.99|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||93JS | 4.3 Vivino | Top 1% Wines in the world|
|What is it?||Napa Valley Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Cabernet Sauvignon | ABV 14.1|
|When to drink?||now thru 2030+|
|Pair with:||Red Meat, Poultry, Comfort Foods, Hard Cheese|
|Drink with:||Good Friends & Family|
|Occasion||When only the best from Antinori will do | Intimate & Classy|
|If you want to drink now...||Decant 30 Minutes|
|Recommended purchase Qty:||3+|