Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 | Exclusive First on 2015 Vintage
Transporting aromas of classic mountain-grown Napa Cabernet Sauvignon—licorice, cedar, olive tapenade—pave the way for wonderfully savory camphor and olive flavors. It’s drinking beautifully now with some Bordeaux-style restraint. This effort will sing alongside grilled game meats and mushroom dishes. But will also reward medium-term cellaring to allow even further evolution and integration. Enjoy Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 now through 2030.
94JS | Antica Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 shows crystal-clear blue fruit such as blueberries, iodine, pine needles, cedar, mint and dark licorice. While, it’s lively on the palate with oyster shell flavors, real savory character, firm tannins, pretty acidity, and a minerally finish. Drink now or hold.
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. Yet, for 20 of them, they conducted studies that helped clarify what made it such a standout. And 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 | Exclusive opportunity for this 94 Point 2015 Antica Cab at $50 with free ship on 3+|
|WBOTD Cellaring Worthiness Rating|
|Expert Ratings||94JS | 4.3 Vivino|
|What is it?||Napa Valley Red Wine|
|What’s in it?||Cabernet Sauvignon | ABV 14.2|
|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+ includes free shipping|