Napa Valley’s Incredible 2016s – Jeb Dunnuck

Pritchard Hill Region Tony Arcudi has fashioned a brilliant 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Pritchard Hill, which is all Cabernet that spent 20 months in 66% new French oak. Beautiful blue fruits, purple iris, spice, and forest floor notes all flow to a medium to full-bodied, seamless, and elegant 2016 that has moderate tannins and the purity […]

Napa Valley’s Extraordinary 2016 Cabernet Sauvignons – Antonio Galloni

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Stagecoach Vineyard is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Rich and sumptuous in the glass, the 2016 is endowed with tons of personality. Tony Arcudi has done a terrific job in polishing the typically imposing young Stagecoach tannins. Super-ripe dark red cherry, crème de cassis, menthol, licorice […]

Jeb Dunnuck – Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s – December 2017

16 Howell Mountain Cabernet 94-96 “These 100% Cabernet Sauvignon cuvees are made by Tony Arcudi, who was formerly in the Navy before working for Michel Chapoutier in the Rhône and later for Heidi Barrett in Napa. Tony launched his own brand in 2012 and is also the consulting winemaker at Kapcsandy. His Cabernets are gorgeous.” […]

The Tasting Panel Magazine January/February 2017

MOST EXTRAORDINARYArcudi Wines 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Black Sears Vineyard, Howell Mountain ($150)yard As if the prestigious high-altitude appelation of Howell Mountain in the Napa Valley wasn’t unique enough, winemaker/owner Tony Arcudi makes this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from a single organic, biodynamic site— Black Sears Vineyard—the highest vineyard on Howell Mountain. Arcudi, once a missile navigation […]

Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate Issue 228 – Northern California Report

2013 Arcudi • Cabernet Sauvignon Black Sears Vineyard Coming from the famed Black Sears Vineyard, better known for its black bear as well as old vine Zinfandel, this is an interesting Cabernet Sauvignon from Tony Arcudi, who worked for Michel Chapoutier and Heidi Barrett before starting his own brand. His 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Sears […]

Napa Valley Trilogy: 2014, 2015 & 2016 BY ANTONIO GALLONI | DECEMBER 29, 2016

Tony Arcudi continues to impress with his Cabernet Sauvignons from Black Sears. The wines are ripe, powerful and intense, but also impeccably balanced. For now, Arcudi makes one Cabernet, but the lineup will expand with the 2016 vintage as fruit sources from Oakville and Pritchard Hill come online. Earlier this year, Arcudi took over consulting […]

The SOMM Journal – Winemaker Tony Arcudi Shares His Remarkable Journey

High atop Howell Mountain in Napa Valley sits Black Sears Vineyard. At just over 2,400 feet, this is the highest vineyard on Howell Mountain, where it lies nestled among hundreds of acres of wild oak forests. Approximately 24 acres of the 420-acre ranch have been planted as vineyard over an east-facing hillside where an apple […]

The Tasting Panel – May 2016 – Anthony Diaz Blue Review

96 pts Arcudi Wines 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Black Sears Vineyard Howell Mountain “Exquisitely balanced mountain fruit shows rich blueberry fruit, smoke, spice and vanilla; it’s big and complex but never overbearing – elegant, restrained and stylish; loaded with nuance and beautiful flavors.”