2015 Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon
From the foothills of Calistoga, we present our smallest production Single Vineyard offering.
True to the characteristics of its namesake vineyard, Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon encapsulates the beautifully faceted and darkly melodic qualities of locus amoenus, while simultaneously harnessing the brooding, dense fruit tones of Calistoga fruit.
Aromas of brown spice tempt the nose, giving way to classic Calistoga fruit density. Darkly melodic waves of plump fruit tones focus the palate within a mesmerizing tunnel of dusted blackberries, dark cherries, and strawberries. Perfectly nuanced high tones define a sense of lift and verve like we’ve never seen before with Amoenus, as the finish wanes to a soft lake of lasting flavor.
"2015 Amoenus possesses a vibrancy and smoothness unlike any bottling I've ever produced from this vineyard. This is a wine I would be proud to serve on my table"
-Peter Heitz, Winemaker
praise from vinous
"The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus from Turnbull's estate vineyard in Calistoga, is fabulous. Exuberant fruit and striking mid-palate richness give the wine much of its immediacy and sheer appeal. Today, the 2015 is naturally very primary, but it is both hugely delicious and promising. Lavender, licorice, black cherry, crème de cassis and plum explode onto the dramatic, baritone-inflected finish. What a gorgeous wine this is." - Antonio Galloni. 95+ points.
praise from the wine advocate
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus Vineyard offers up crushed red and black plums, black currants and sawdust notes with hints of potpourri, forest floor and baking spices. Full, plush and rich, the palate is packed with spicy red and black fruits, with just enough freshness and great length." -Lisa Perrotti-Brown. 94 Points.