James Suckling 95
A full and juicy red with berry and mushroom character, round and juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows focus and tension.
Wine Enthusiast 94
This wine shows its mountain provenance in meaty, grippy and gritty tannins and a broad expansive weight on the palate. But beneath its brawn is beauty and a rounded lushness of delicious drinkability, a mix of brambly blackberry, cherry, cassis and crushed rock. Let it sit in the glass over time or consider cellaring.
Wine & Spirits 92
The Antinori family had been partners in this project when they purchased the estate in 1993, now 1,200 acres on Atlas Peak, with 600 planted to vines. They farm cabernet at the propertys highest elevations (1,800 feet), where the cool nights sustain freshness in the fruit. In 2016, this wine ripened to generous, savory depths of flavor, sustaining that coolness in tart cherry notes and generous, black-mushroom flavors in the tannins. Decant it for bistecca alla fiorentina.
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The name Antica originates from the words Antinori and California, and represents the Antinori family's longstanding desire to craft exceptional estate wines that are a true expression of Napa Valley terroir.
The Antinori's family's 26 generations of winemaking history has been long been synonymous with the famed winegrowing regions of Tuscany and Umbria. Today, their wines are among the most recognized and highly rated of Italy.
But the Marchese Piero Antinori and his daughters, Albiera, Allegra and Alessia, are also known for seeking out the undiscovered potential of specific wine regions while staying true to the tradition, culture and taste of Antinori wines.