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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 pts – James Suckling

90 pts – Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate)

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.

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2013 Eminence

Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2013 Eminence Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 4% Malbec.  This wine shows a deep ruby/purple color, with an immense power just waiting to jump from the glass. Blackberries, cassis and Asian spice aromas fill your glass. Full-bodied, this wine is so balanced that the backbone of tannin is blanketed by mouth-coating fresh black fruits. A fresh finish keeps your palate clean, begging for more.

Reviews

92 pts – James Suckling

90 pts – Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate)

HARVEST NOTES

The 2013 harvest was very similar to 2012, both being the harvest that growers dream about. With bright sunshine through flowering and fruit set, followed by a warm and sunny summer, the vines were loaded with healthy and abundant clusters heading into veraison. The fruit for the 2013 Bougetz Cellars Eminence Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from Stagecoach Vineyard up on Pritchard Hill and Reverence Vineyard in the Coombsville AVA. Beautiful weather through September and October allowed the fruit to mature evenly on the vine.

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2013 Prominence

Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2013 Prominence Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot and 2% Malbec. Aged in 100% new French oak for 21 months, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a selection of exquisite barrels from our Stagecoach Vineyard block, Spring Mountain and Coombsville sites. Patience is needed for this wine to show what it has to offer. Aromas of black current and black berry are intermixed with spices. Full-bodied, the wine tantalizes your palate as to what is to come. The finish is remarkably long, coating your palate.

REVIEWS

95+ pts – The Wine Advocate

94 pts – James Suckling

HARVEST NOTES

The 2013 growing season was wonderful, starting out about 2 weeks ahead of normal. With warm, sunny weather and almost no rain through the summer, we were looking at an early harvest. After a little green harvesting in early September, the weather cooled and allowed us to delay picking, enabling the fruit to further mature. The fruit for the 2013 Bougetz Cellars Prominence Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from three vineyards, Stagecoach Vineyard (Pritchard Hill area), Spring Mountain District and the Coombsville AVAs.

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2013 Jovana

Napa Valley
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

WINEMAKER NOTES

The newest member of the Bougetz Cellars lineup is the 2013 Jovana Napa Valley Merlot/Cabernet Franc. A blend of 72% Merlot and 28% Cabernet Franc, this wine demonstrates the strength of Cabernet Franc, while balanced adeptly with the allure of Merlot. Showing dark ruby color, blueberries and black cherries 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 more with two to four years of cellaring.

REVIEWS

91pts, Gold Medal – 2016 San Diego State Fair Wine Competition 

89pts – The Wine Advocate

HARVEST NOTES

The 2013 harvest was very similar to 2012, both being the harvest that growers dream about. With bright sunshine through flowering and fruit set, followed by a warm and sunny summer, the vines were loaded with healthy and abundant clusters heading into veraison. The fruit for the 2013 Bougetz Cellars Jovana Merlot/Cabernet Franc was sourced with Merlot from the Oak Knoll District and Cabernet Franc from the Coombsville AVA.

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2014 The Cairn

Catie’s Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir

WINEMAKER NOTES

With the 2014 vintage, we made a switch to the Russian River Valley. The fruit for the 2014 The Cairn Pinot Noir comes entirely from Catie’s Corner Vineyard. Once again, we vinified with 15% whole cluster providing a bit more mouthfeel and spiciness to the wine, along with monthly lees stirring. We used 40% new oak for barrel aging, and the wine is a blend of 20 year old vines comprised of two Wadenswil clones, 1A and 2A. This wine shows classic Russian River Valley characteristics with the cherry cola notes enveloping a spicy red fruit dominated finish.

HARVEST NOTES

2014 was the third year into a sustained drought, showing similar characteristics to 2013. The vines were treated to a warm winter and we were treated to an early bud break. With almost no rain at all through the growing season, we were lucky to get a bit of a cooling trend in August which allowed the fruit to hang a little longer and reach full maturity. We harvested through the night of September 3rd and delivered the fruit early in the morning on the 4th.

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2015 Bougetz Cellars

Rutherford, Napa Valley
Sauvignon Blanc

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2015 Rutherford Sauvignon Blanc is sourced completely from a single vineyard in the heart of Rutherford. This wine is a blend of 91% Sauvignon Blanc with 9% 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

Bud break for 2015 arrived a few weeks earlier than usual, and the growing season stayed ahead of normal through the entire season. The Sauvignon Blanc comes from Dalla Gasperina Vineyard in Rutherford and is farmed organically. Other than a cooling trend in late May, the rest of the summer was warm, with sunny weather and no rain. After a little green harvesting in late July, we harvested the fruit in the early morning of August 18th.

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