Growing Conditions

The 2016 Amici Cellars Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon is a complex and elegant wine showcasing the hallmarks of this famed vineyard. Missouri Hopper, one of Napa’s oldest vineyards, consists of 45 acres on the famed Oakville Bench. Purchased by Charles Hopper and given to his daughter Missouri in 1877, today it is owned by the Beckstoffer family. Wines from this vineyard consistently display a balance of power and refinement. 2016 was another in a string of excellent vintages for Napa winemaking. Generous winter rains brought much-needed rainfall to saturate the root zones and replenish reservoirs. Moderate temperatures and bright sunshine enabled the vines to thrive throughout the spring and summer, creating a balanced, optimal growing pace. Warm days and cool nights during harvest season allowed ripening to progress at an even pace, resulting in wines that display complex fruit flavors and balanced acidity.

Winemaking

A gorgeous, fragrant nose of black cherry, plum and dark chocolate is washed with hints of vanilla. The full-throttled palate is reminiscent of blackberry pie along with flavors of concentrated dark fruit and silky chocolate. Hints of clove, cassis and savory herbs pepper throughout the powerful finish.

Aging

100% stainless steel fermentation. Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels