2017 Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon
Wafting brown spices tempt the nose, giving way to classic Calistoga fruit density. Darkly melodic waves of plump fruit 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 as we’ve never seen before with Amoenus, as the finish wanes to a soft lake of lasting flavor.
praise for 2017 amoenus vineyard cabernet sauvignon
“The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus Vineyard is a big, powerful, brawny Calistoga Cabernet. Black cherry, grilled herbs, leather, menthol, licorice and cured meats give the 2017 striking aromatic nuance to play off a core of huge black fruit. Big, muscular tannins frame this decidedly virile, potent Cabernet Sauvignon. This is an especially rich, masculine wine. It is also the only pure Cabernet in the Turnbull range.”
—Antonio Galloni, Vinous. 97 Points: Exceptional. A profound and emotionally moving wine that ex-emplifies the very best attributes of its kind. These are the world’s great, iconic wines.
"Well-packed, with energetic açaí berry, blueberry and dark plum compote flavors that are vivid and defined. Features a licorice snap note on the finish and a subtle mesquite backdrop. Drink now through 2029.”
—James Molesworth, Wine Spectator. 92 Points: Outstanding; a wine of superior character and style.