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2015 Amaryllis

Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2015 Amaryllis Cabernet Sauvignon is 92% Cabernet Sauvignon with 4% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. 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 with clean, black fruits blanketed with layers of spice and cedar notes. 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

93 pts – Jeb Dunnick

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. Bud break for 2015 arrived a few weeks earlier than usual, and the growing season stayed ahead of normal throughout the entire season. An unusually cool period hit Napa Valley around flowering time, which limited the amount of fruit on the vines. With no rain through the summer, an early August thinning occurred, leading to picture perfect harvest weather on the 9th and 11th of September.

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2015 Eminence

Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2015 Eminence Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. This Cabernet from the Caldwell Vineyard in the Coombsville AVA, always shows a deep ruby/purple color, with an immense power just waiting to jump from the glass. Blackberries, cassis and a note of chocolate escape from the glass. A bit of patience on this wine, as a few years of aging will tame the tannic edge that drapes the mouth-coating fresh black fruits.

HARVEST NOTES

Bud break for 2015 arrived a few weeks earlier than usual, and the growing season stayed ahead of normal throughout the entire season. An unusually cool period hit Napa Valley around flowering time, but Caldwell Vineyard, down in the cooler Coombsville AVA hadn’t reached flowering when the cold snap occurred. Picture perfect growing season after the cool start to June, led to a long maturation process in the vineyard. This showed in the quality of the fruit that was picked early on the morning of October 1st.

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2015 Ardante

Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2015 Ardante Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon is the newest member to the Bougetz Cellars lineup. This wine is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot.  Sourced from a vineyard high on Mount Veeder, this wine is deep purple/ruby in color, with powerful black fruits notes. Showing the strength of mountain fruit, this wine is well structured but full of cassis and blackberry flavors in the full-bodied palate. Lasting long on the finish, this wine will only benefit more from medium range cellaring.

HARVEST NOTES

Bud break for 2015 arrived a few weeks earlier than usual, and the growing season stayed ahead of normal throughout the entire season. An unusually cool period hit Napa Valley around flowering time, and this limited fruit set. While the quality of the fruit was unaffected, the quantity was down drastically. The summer temperatures were void of too many heat spikes leading into a beautiful harvest season. The fruit was allowed to hang to full maturity, leading to a morning pick on October 8th.

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2015 Jetrois

Rutherford, Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2015 Jetrois Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon is the newest member to the Bougetz Cellars portfolio. The Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from a single vineyard in the heart of the Rutherford AVA. It is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and 3% Petit Verdot. This wine is dark ruby/purple in color with classic Rutherford dust notes brimming in the glass. Bright red raspberry and black cherry notes are hidden by a layer of oak that with integrate well with time. The tannins blanket a bursting mouth of sweet blackberries, which have a lightness on the finish.

HARVEST NOTES

Bud break for 2015 arrived a few weeks earlier than usual, and the growing season stayed ahead of normal throughout the entire season. This vineyard entered flowering ahead of the unusually cool period which hit Napa Valley around the beginning of June. Because of this, the vineyard was ahead of normal, reaching maturity in August. After a bit of thinning around the end of July, the fruit was harvest on the morning of August 26th.

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2015 Prominence

Napa Valley
Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2015 Prominence Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Petit Verdot. Aged in 100% new French oak for 22 months, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a selection of exquisite barrels from our Pritchard Hill block in Stagecoach Vineyard. 100% of this fruit comes from Stagecoach Vineyard. This wine offers up the power of Prichard Hill, showing dark black cherry and cassis aromas, blanketed with spice and nutty notes. Full-bodied, this wine shows a veil of tannin layered on the juicy blackberry flavors. A fresh finish keeps this wine clean and tantalizing your palate. This wine has great aging potential and will reward by waiting 4 to 5 years.

REVIEWS

92 pts – The Wine Advocate

92 pts – Jeb Dunnick

 

HARVEST NOTES

Bud break for 2015 arrived a few weeks earlier than usual, and the growing season stayed ahead of normal throughout the entire season. An unusually cool period hit Napa Valley around flowering time, and Stagecoach Vineyard was hit hard. While the quality of the fruit was unaffected, the quantity was down drastically. As the fruit started to mature, it was obvious that there would be about 50% of the normal crop. The rest of harvest was rewarded with beautiful weather, leading to a harvest date on October 5th.

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2015 Jovana

Napa Valley
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

WINEMAKER NOTES

 

The 2015 Jovana Napa Valley Merlot/Cabernet Franc is a blend of 59% Merlot and 41% Cabernet Franc, The Merlot comes from Orchard Vineyard in the Oak Knoll district, with the Cabernet Franc coming from the top of Mt Veeder, from the Yates Family Vineyard. Showing dark ruby color, fresh blueberries, black cherries and cedar notes leap from the glass. The inviting nose is followed with a broad, juicy mid-palate that is kept in check with a fresh, clean finish. Very pleasing now, but will show even better with two to four years of cellaring.

HARVEST NOTES

Bud break for 2015 arrived a few weeks earlier than usual, and the growing season stayed ahead of normal throughout the entire season. An unusually cool period hit Napa Valley around flowering time, affecting minimally the amount of fruit on each vine. Picture perfect growing season after the cool start to June, led to a long maturation process in the vineyard. The fruit was sourced with Merlot from the Oak Knoll District and Cabernet Franc from the Mt Veeder AVA.

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2016 The Cairn

Catie’s Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2016 The Cairn Pinot Noir is a single vineyard wine which comes from Catie’s Corner Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. The fruit is sourced from two blocks, which are different clones (Wadenswil 1A and 2B). The must was fermented with 15% whole cluster providing a bit more mouthfeel and spiciness. The wine was stored on the lees, with monthly stirring, while aging in 40% new French oak. While this wine shows a bit more weight on the palate than the 2015, it still has the classic Russian River Valley characteristics with cherry cola notes enveloping a spicy red fruit dominated finish.

HARVEST NOTES

Heading into the fourth year of a prolonged drought, we had a warm, dry winter, which led to an early bud break in 2016. The growing season stayed ahead of normal through the entire season with no measurable rainfall until late October. pace.  The summer was warm, with sunny weather and no rain. 2016 was the earliest we had harvest this vineyard, with picking beginning in the early morning of August 29th.

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2016 Bliss

Rutherford, Napa Valley
Sauvignon Blanc

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2016 Bliss Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc is sourced completely from a single vineyard in the heart of Rutherford. This wine is a blend of 95% Sauvignon Blanc with 5% Semillon. Aged on partial lees and stirred regularly, this wine has picked up a fuller mid-palate which shows melon and tropical notes. Plenty of racy acidity shows through on the finish, leaving your palate clean while tantalizing your taste buds.

HARVEST NOTES

Heading into the fourth year of a prolonged drought, we had a warm, dry winter, which led to an early bud break in 2016. The growing season stayed ahead of normal through the entire season with no measurable rainfall until mid October. The Bliss Sauvignon Blanc comes from a single block off Dalla Gasperina Vineyard in the heart of Rutherford. With no heat spikes and no rain, the fruit was able to hang, and mature, at a very natural pace. After a little green harvesting in early August, we harvested the fruit in the early morning of August 22nd.

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2017 Belle Reve

Yates Family Vineyard, Mt Veeder
Viognier

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2017 Belle Reve Yates Family Vineyard Viognier is sourced from a single vineyard high on the top of Mount Veeder. Showing a bit brighter than the previous vintage, this wine shows lovely white peach and pear fruits, blanketed with honeysuckle notes. Lots of lively acidity on the palate, with a hint of lemon cream and an oiliness that drapes the mouthcoating stone fruit flavors on the finish.

HARVEST NOTES

The winter of 2016-2017 finally showed some relief from the four straight years of drought seen in California. With a wetter than normal winter, the growing season started closer to normal, with flowering occurring the first week of June. The summer was dry and sunny leading to an early morning harvest on September 13th. The Belle Reve Viognier comes from two blocks in Yates Family Vineyard on the top of Mount Veeder. With no heat spikes and no rain, the fruit was able to hang, and mature, at a very natural pace.

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