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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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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.

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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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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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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.

REVIEWS

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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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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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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