Wine Spectator | Rating: 92Pure and rich, with an expansive mix of red and dark berry, crushed rock and gravelly earth flavors, gaining depth and length from there, making for an impressive showing that needs time to mellow. Best from 2020 through 2032. 350 cases made.Author: James Laube
Wine Advocate | Rating: 98The 2014 Amoenus comes from a western hillside vineyard near Calistoga that is actually cooler than the general area. This wine always exhibits plenty of crushed rock, wet gravel minerality, notes of forest floor, spring flowers and copious quantities of blackberry and creme de cassis with a hint of lead pencil shavings and pen ink. The 2014 is dense and full-bodied, but with low acidity and ripe well-integrated tannin. It is strutting its stuff, however it should be even better with 5-7 years of bottle age and last 25-30 years. They produce 330 cases of this glorious wine that tips the scales at 14.7% natural alcohol.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 72 bottles owned
- 21 collectors