2013 Amaryllis Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

2013 Amaryllis Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes

The 2013 Amaryllis Cabernet Sauvignon is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot. This wine shows the classic tannic backbone of a mountain-fruit based Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, which requires patience and some extended time in the cellars. The luscious Merlot blended in provides a bit of juicy blue/black fruits in the mid-palate properly supported by the fine grained tannins. Plenty of acidity in this wine lingers on the finish. You will be rewarded by letting this wine rest for 3 to 5 years in the cellars.

Reviews

92 points - James Suckling
Aromas of berries, chocolate and walnuts follow through to a ful body, firm and velvety tannins and a flavorful finish. Vibrant red. Drink now or hold. 
 
90 points - Wine Advocate
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Amaryllis is a blend of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and 7% Merlot from Spring Mountain. Nice, earthy black and red currant notes, with a hint of charcuterie and flowers are present in this interesting and intriguing singular wine. It's medium-bodied, not heavy or overbearing, but ripe, rich and singular. It's the sort of wine that requires introspection, but it's all there. Drink it over the next 10-15 years.   

Harvest Notes

Perched on an exposed shoulder up on Spring Mountain, this site gets plenty of sun, as it sits above the fog, basking in the warmth of the valley. 2013 had a very similar growing season to 2012, which was near perfect; very few heat spikes, and a consistent, warm temperature. With bright sunshine through flowering and fruit set, followed by a warm and sunny summer, we were able to harvest this fruit about a week earlier than normal. The fruit for the 2013 Bougetz Cellars Amaryllis Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from a single vineyard in the Spring Mountain District AVA.

 

$62.00 /750ml

$145.00 /1.5L