2013 Antica Estate by Antinori Cabernet Sauvignon Atlas Peak, Napa Valley
The 2013 Antica is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and is true to its Atlas Peak origins. Brilliant purple-black in hue. Voluptuous aromas of ripe black fruits, violets, black cherry, and plum, generously framed with new-wood cedar. Parker calls it “beautifully elegant, stylish,” “impressively well-crafted,” and “drinkable now,” but says it will “evolve nicely for another 15-20 years.” Suckling hones in on its “vivid and silky” mouthfeel. Ultra-concentrated, gushing with mountain blueberry, doused with sweet crème de cassis. Packed with plenty of muscular Atlas Peak tannins and terrific acidic backbone.
94 Points Wine Advocate
A beautifully elegant, stylish Cabernet Sauvignon from the Antinori outpost in Napa Valley, their 2013 has a dense ruby/purple color, a beautiful, sweet kiss of pure blackcurrant fruit, licorice and forest floor. Full-bodied, but with creamy texture, sweet, beautifully integrated acidity, tannin and alcohol, this is an impressively well-crafted wine that’s drinkable now, but should evolve nicely for another 15-20 years.
94 Points James Suckling
Intriguing aromas of walnut, shiitake mushroom and dark fruits follow through to a full body, round and velvety tannins and a bright finish. A vivid and silky mouthfeel. Long finish. Drink or hold.
94 Points Wine Enthusiast
Elegant and on the more austere side of the variety, this wine is graceful and complex. Tight-grained waves of cherry, cranberry and cassis marry well with its velvety texture and restrained use of oak.