2010 Animo Napa Valley Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon - $85
Named after the Italian word for spirit, or heart, Animo is a new project from Michael Mondavi and his family. The 2010 Animo Napa Valley Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon. A sleek, fruit forward and softly tannic wine, with notes of blackberry, blueberry, mocha, coffee bean and smoke.
The vineyard is located on a 15-acre rocky Atlas Peak hillside at between 1,270 and 1,350 feet. In the past, the family sold this fruit to Opus One.
The wine is limited but available for a short time from Noble Merchants.