2014 Amaryllis Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

2014 Amaryllis Spring Mountain District Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes

The 2014 Amaryllis Cabernet Sauvignon is 94% Cabernet Sauvignon with equal amounts Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. 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 mid-palate is filled by the blending components, with juicy blue/black fruits 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

 

95+ points - Robert Parker/The Wine Advocate
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Amaryllis, a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec, comes from Spring Mountain. The wine has an opaque bluish/purple color, a stunning blueberry and blackberry richness with background floral notes. It is concentrated and full-bodied with extravagant fruit hiding moderate levels of tannin. This is a wine of terrific purity and richness, and that $62.00 price is possibly one of the great values in world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. This wine is going to go the distance and evolve over 15-20+ years time. Anyone lucky enough to latch onto a bottle should go deep in terms of purchasing - it's that good. Drink it now, or drink it in 20 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. 2014 was the third stellar growing season in a row for the Napa Valley. It started out about 2 weeks ahead of normal. With warm, sunny weather and almost no rain through the summer, the vines got through the flowering and fruit set stages loaded with healthy and abundant clusters heading into veraison.  The fruit for the 2014 Bougetz Cellars Amaryllis Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from Baconbrook Vineyard in the Spring Mountain District AVA. 

 

$145.00 /1.5L