They have produced wine for 26 generations. Their wine is served at Buckingham Palace and is coveted worldwide. Now the legendary Antinori family has reached the new world: California (Anti - Ca), specifically Napa Valley. Be thankful. Their 2017 Antica Napa Valley Mountain Select Cabernet Sauvignon is our June wine of the month.
Yes, Antinori, for the first time, is producing wine outside Italy. The 2017 Antica Cab is the perfect combination of old world Italian savvy with new world Napa power. Unlike a Tignanello, which uses Cab in its red blend and usually should be cellared for several years after release, Antica is a true Cab ready to drink right now. Completely counterintuitive. And value? That’s what it’s all about in choosing wine in modern life. Antica is basically half the price of Tignanello, or a premier Napa Cab.
The wine itself has a pleasing, consistent aroma of fresh berries backed by firm yet refined tannins and a long finish. Your glass will last longer than a normal pour. It’s hard to believe that a 2017 Napa Cab can be so approachable. That’s what you get from the Antinori family.
Legendary Napa Cab meets legendary Italian winemaker at half the price? Yes, please! That is why the 2017 Antica Napa Valley Mountain Select Cabernet Sauvignon is our June wine of the month.
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