2018 Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon
Dark berries and cascades of red and dark cassis thrill. Once-in-a-decade cherries race and rage yielding to dusted old-timer blackberries that do not stop. Ever. Never losing sight or focus, this wine leads with an impressive aromatic entry, a rush of mid-palette hedonism, and power drives all the way through to the finish.
praise for 2018 amoenus vineyard cabernet sauvignon
“The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus Vineyard has all the savory nuance that is typical of this wine, but also shows the more elegant, refined side of the year in its mid-weight structure and striking inner perfume. Blackberry jam, lavender, spice, menthol and licorice all develop in the glass. The 2018 is positively stunning; it is such a promising wine. Wow!”
–Antonio Galloni, Vinous. 94-97 Points.
“Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Turnbull Amoenus Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon offers up opulent notions of crème de cassis, blueberry pie and warm plums with fragrant suggestions of rose oil, cardamom, chocolate mint, cedar chest and forest floor. The medium to full-bodied palate is chock-full of ripe, juicy black fruits, supported by beautifully ripe, velvety tannins and seamless freshness, finishing long and perfumed.”
–Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. 94 Points.
“From a great vineyard in Calistoga, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus Vineyard is one of the more forward, approachable Cabernets in the lineup, revealing a dense purple color as well as a sweet nose of blueberries, jammy black raspberries, toasted spice, candied flowers, and dried tobacco. It's already complex and has full-bodied richness, a rounded, expansive texture, and just a wonderfully fruited, undeniably delicious style. Drink bottles over the coming two decades.”