2016 Amoenus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
From the foothills of Calistoga, we present one of our smallest production, single-vineyard offerings.
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.
praise for 2016 amoenus cabernet sauvignon
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus Vineyard is one of the more overtly potent wines in this range. Black cherry, tobacco, leather, smoke and licorice add to the wine's virile feel. The raw power and intensity of Calistoga come through loud and clear in this explosive, dense Cabernet Sauvignon."
-Antonio Galloni, Vinous. 94 Points.
"The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and opens with profound baked blackberries, plum preserves and crème de cassis notes giving way to nuances of Chinese five spice, smoked meats, sautéed herbs and tilled black soil. Full-bodied, rich and powerfully fruited in the mouth, it has a firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins and plenty of freshness to lift the hedonistic fruit to a long finish."
-Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 94 Points.