Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus is a blockbuster, full-bodied effort boasting intense, dusty, blackberry and black currant fruit, white chocolate, espresso and licorice notes. Massive for the vintage, despite some formidable tannins, the fruit quality is so brilliantly displayed and pure it is hard to resist, although it should keep for 25-30 years.Author: Robert Parker
International Wine Cellar | Rating: 90(from vines planted in a pure bedrock vineyard in the hills west of Calistoga): Full, deep ruby. Peppery aromas of black fruits and herbs. Then broad and savory on the palate, with black cherry and riper berry flavors accented by pepper, herbs and steak rub. Plenty of big, sweet black fruit flavors but today the herbal element is a bit intrusive. Finishes with slightly chunky, building tannins.Author: Stephen TanzerIssue: May/June 2013
Wine Spectator | Rating: 89Full-bodied and richly flavored, this remains a bit clipped around the edges, with a core of espresso, dried herb and cedar. May become more complete and compelling with time.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 85 bottles owned
- 31 collectors