Antica (Antinori)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.0422 ratings
8.948 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Ben Franco

Owner Winedown cafe & wine bar

8.9

Blue and black fruits, ready to drink a great old world, new world cross

Blue and black fruits, ready to drink a great old world, new world cross

Feb 7th, 2019
Ron R
9.2

Good stuff but our palates are shot!

Good stuff but our palates are shot!

Nov 11th, 2018
John Needham CSW

Had this vintage several years ago, it is really hitting in all cylinders right now.

Had this vintage several years ago, it is really hitting in all cylinders right now.

Sep 24th, 2017
MICHAEL COOPER

Owner TomeVinos wine shops, WSET Level 3, Blogger www.spanishwinesandmore.com, blog.tomevinos.com

9.2

I loved this #oldworld #newworld blend to create a marvelous #newcalifornia obvious long maceration with deep ruby color, intense primary aromas of dark cherries, cassis, mint and capsicum, secondary of dark chocolate and tertiary of sage or ash. The tannins are very soft and the oak and alcohol are very balanced and integrated with the whole of the wine. Can age. Drink now until 2030

I loved this #oldworld #newworld blend to create a marvelous #newcalifornia obvious long maceration with deep ruby color, intense primary aromas of dark cherries, cassis, mint and capsicum, secondary of dark chocolate and tertiary of sage or ash. The tannins are very soft and the oak and alcohol are very balanced and integrated with the whole of the wine. Can age. Drink now until 2030

Aug 14th, 2017
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Wine writer http://www.israelwines.co.il

8.8

My first American Antinori, the name of the wine is the combination of the the words Antinori and California. This CS from the lovely 2012 vintage is delicious and elegant. It has a deep purple color, lovely aromas of black current, blueberries, spice, mint, chocolate and cherries, full elegant body, with smooth round tannins, lively balanced acidity and a long pleasant finish. Elegant, well crafted and surprisingly approachable and enjoyable despite the young age. My score 88, drink to 2022

My first American Antinori, the name of the wine is the combination of the the words Antinori and California. This CS from the lovely 2012 vintage is delicious and elegant. It has a deep purple color, lovely aromas of black current, blueberries, spice, mint, chocolate and cherries, full elegant body, with smooth round tannins, lively balanced acidity and a long pleasant finish. Elegant, well crafted and surprisingly approachable and enjoyable despite the young age. My score 88, drink to 2022

2 people found it helpfulMar 12th, 2016
Kevin Cahill

Very big wine, still could lay down for a while, but very enjoyable.

Very big wine, still could lay down for a while, but very enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulDec 30th, 2018
Corey Zamora, CSW

Not overly ripe, balanced. Refreshing.

Not overly ripe, balanced. Refreshing.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2016
Matthew Iaconis

Owner/Winemaker Brick & Mortar

9.5

Wonderful Napa Cab. Great restraint with the mountain fruit shining. Great tannin integration with plenty of legs left. Proud to have worked there.

Wonderful Napa Cab. Great restraint with the mountain fruit shining. Great tannin integration with plenty of legs left. Proud to have worked there.

1 person found it helpfulMay 28th, 2015
Stefan Dolhain

Fom the Antinori Atlas Peak estate. 1800 feet ( 500 m.) altitude. Obvious wood and earthy flavours tend to overwhelm the fruit. Good fruit in the mouth, not the most elegant wine but with a certain rustic charm. 2012 vintage. Abv. 14,1%.

Fom the Antinori Atlas Peak estate. 1800 feet ( 500 m.) altitude. Obvious wood and earthy flavours tend to overwhelm the fruit. Good fruit in the mouth, not the most elegant wine but with a certain rustic charm. 2012 vintage. Abv. 14,1%.

May 10th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

Black and red fruit. Bright cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg. Rose, vanilla and eucalyptus. Very fruit forward though. M acid. M+ body and tannin. Plum, dark chocolate, espresso and black ripe cherry. Balanced.

Black and red fruit. Bright cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg. Rose, vanilla and eucalyptus. Very fruit forward though. M acid. M+ body and tannin. Plum, dark chocolate, espresso and black ripe cherry. Balanced.

Aug 19th, 2016