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2014 Amaryllis

Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley
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+ 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. 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.

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2014 Eminence

Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2014 Eminence Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot and 4% Petit Verdot. This wine shows a deep ruby/purple color, with an immense power just waiting to jump from the glass. Blackberries, cassis and cooking spice aromas fill your glass. This is a full-bodied wine, showing a nice balance between the soft, approachable tannins and the mouth-coating fresh black fruits. A fresh finish keeps your palate clean, begging for more.

Reviews

92+ pts – Robert Parker (The Wine Advocate)

HARVEST NOTES

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 Eminence Cabernet Sauvignon was sourced from Caldwell Vineyard in Coombsville and a Pritchard Hill block on Stagecoach Vineyard.

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2014 Prominence

Napa Valley
Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2014 Prominence Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot and 1% Petit Verdot. Aged in 100% new French oak for 21 months, this Cabernet Sauvignon is a selection of exquisite barrels from our Pritchard Hill block in Stagecoach Vineyard, Spring Mountain and Coombsville sites. This is a full-bodied wine that shows off the power and finesse of these vineyard sites. One will need to show restraint, and this wine will be better in 4 to 5 years. Offering aromas of black current and blackberry intermixed with nutmeg and spice, 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

 

HARVEST NOTES

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 Prominence Cabernet Sauvignon is primarily sourced from our Pritchard Hill block on Stagecoach Vineyard (60%) with additional fruit off Caldwell Vineyard (Coombsville) and Baconbrook Vineyard (Spring Mountain).

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2014 Jovana

Napa Valley
Merlot/Cabernet Franc

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2014 Jovana Napa Valley Merlot/Cabernet Franc is a blend of 63% Merlot and 37% 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, 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 better with two to four years of cellaring.

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93pts – The Wine Advocate

HARVEST NOTES

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 Jovana Merlot/Cabernet Franc was sourced with Merlot from the Oak Knoll District and Cabernet Franc from the Mt Veeder AVA.

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2015 The Cairn

Catie’s Corner Vineyard, Russian River Valley
Pinot Noir

WINEMAKER NOTES

The fruit for the 2015 The Cairn Pinot Noir comes entirely from Catie’s Corner Vineyard. The must was fermented with 15% whole cluster providing a bit more mouthfeel and spiciness. 40% new French oak was used for barrel aging, with monthly stirring of the lees. The 2015 wine is a blend of two Wadenswil clones, 1A and 2A, of which the vines are about 20 years old. This wine shows classic Russian River Valley characteristics with the cherry cola notes enveloping a spicy red fruit dominated finish.

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 Pinot Noir comes from Catie’s Corner Vineyard in the Russian River Valley. A cooling trend in late May inhibited a full fruit set, so we saw about 60% the normal cluster weight this year. The rest of the summer was warm, with sunny weather and no rain. The fruit was harvested in the early morning of September 2nd, one week earlier than 2014.

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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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2016 Belle Reve

Yates Family Vineyard, Mt Veeder
Viognier

WINEMAKER NOTES

The 2016 Belle Reve Yates Family Vineyard Viognier is sourced from a single vineyard high on the top of Mount Veeder. Lying patiently above the fog line, the fruit from this vineyard tends to take a long time to mature. Because of this we can nurture a complex wine from the fruit. Showing classic stone fruit notes, blanketed in a bed of lavender. Plenty of juicy white pear on the palate creates an impression of sweetness, but a clean 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. 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. After a little green harvesting in late August, we harvested the fruit in the early morning of September 26th.

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