Amici Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - 750ml

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98+pts Jeb Dunnuck

Possibly a candidate for perfection in 4-5 years, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard reveals a deep, dense purple/blue color to go with incredible notes of blueberries, crème de cassis, scorched earth, camphor, graphite, and a Graves-like earthy minerality. Full-bodied and powerful on the palate, it has beautifully integrated tannins, a solid spine of acidity, terrific mid-palate depth, and a blockbuster of a finish that keeps you coming back to the glass. Give bottles 2-4 years in a cold cellar, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following two decades.

96+pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard sports a deep garnet-purple color with exuberant notes of warm black plums, ripe black cherries and baked blackberries with hints of powdered cinnamon, dusty soil, black olives and tree bark. The full-bodied, decadently fruited palate is chock-full of black fruit preserves and baking spice accents, textured with velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing on a lingering peppery note.

95pts James Suckling

Wow. This is really spicy and intense on the nose with blackberries, cloves, cedar and hints of chili. Some ink, too. It’s full-bodied and chewy with intense tannins and lots of fruit and new oak. It needs time to come together. Try after 2024.


Winemaker Notes

The 2018 Morisoli is a quintessential Rutherford wine, with rich blackberry notes balanced with delicate wintergreen on the nose. Savory flavors of tobacco, black currant and figgy jam create a luscious mouthfeel on the palate reminiscent of Rutherford dust. A classic, dense finish shows powdery tannins and an umami flavor that makes you want to come back for more.