Antica (Antinori)

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.059 ratings
8.810 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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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
Corey Zamora, CSW

Not overly ripe, balanced. Refreshing.

Not overly ripe, balanced. Refreshing.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 16th, 2016
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
Isaac Pirolo

Black cherry and blueberry, sage, cedar and loam, with a tinge of smoke and 72% cacao. Tight and compact. Has an old school, mountain feel too it.

Black cherry and blueberry, sage, cedar and loam, with a tinge of smoke and 72% cacao. Tight and compact. Has an old school, mountain feel too it.

Jul 7th, 2016
Will Atkinson

Merlot?

Merlot?

Aug 5th, 2015
Riccardo L.

yeah... Antinori knows what they're doing. clearly. Set up shop halfway across the world and nailed it again. Deep black cherry on the nose, integrated oak in the palate. Big and plentiful. Delicious!

yeah... Antinori knows what they're doing. clearly. Set up shop halfway across the world and nailed it again. Deep black cherry on the nose, integrated oak in the palate. Big and plentiful. Delicious!

Dec 29th, 2014
Ganesh

Balanced but muted

Balanced but muted

Sep 9th, 2017
Kristin the Wine Girl

Earthy, big, herbal, yet still very distinctively Italian. Love. VDay gift from Adam. Love.

Earthy, big, herbal, yet still very distinctively Italian. Love. VDay gift from Adam. Love.

Feb 18th, 2017
Ryan Key

Deep purple to magenta rim. Mixed berry and cherry licorice aroma. Smooth. Well balanced fruit, earth and tannins. Far from ripe. WBA

Deep purple to magenta rim. Mixed berry and cherry licorice aroma. Smooth. Well balanced fruit, earth and tannins. Far from ripe. WBA

Feb 18th, 2017
Craig Manchen

Great stuff

Great stuff

Jan 26th, 2017