This may be the best set of scores, across the board, that we just received from The Wine Advocate (Robert Parker), for the 2014 Cabernets. While these wines won’t be released for another 9 months, its great to see the quality is already showing through.
2014 Prominence Cabernet Sauvignon – “Their most expensive wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Prominence, is a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. Aged in 100% new French oak for 20 months, this is considered their flagship or reserve cuvée. The color is an almost impenetrable bluish purple/black. The stunning aromatics, which emerge from a blend of 97% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot, include crème de cassis, blackberry, licorice and graphite. Full-bodied, extremely young and vigorous with an impressive future, this is a stunner and a great example from Bougetz Cellars. This wine should evolve gorgeously for 15-20 more years. 95+ points“
2014 Amaryllis Cabernet Sauvignon – “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Amaryllis, a blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec, comes from Spring Mountain. The wine has an opaque bluish/purple color, a stunning blueberry and blackberry richness with background floral notes. It is concentrated and full-bodied with extravagant fruit hiding moderate levels of tannin. This is a wine of terrific purity and richness, and that $62.00 price is possibly one of the great values in world-class Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. This wine is going to go the distance and evolve over 15-20+ years time. Anyone lucky enough to latch onto a bottle should go deep in terms of purchasing – it’s that good. Drink it now, or drink it in 20 years. 95+ points“
2014 Eminence Cabernet Sauvignon – “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Eminence is a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot. This wine plays it slightly closer to the vest. It has an impressively saturated black/purple/bluish color, blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice and graphite, but loads of tannin, a full-bodied mouthfeel and seems to be a more long-distance runner than it s siblings. Forget it for 2-3 years and drink it over the following 15-20. 92+ points“
2014 Jovana Merlot/Cabernet Franc – “The 2014 Proprietary Red Jovana is a blend of 63% Merlot and 37% Cabernet Franc. This attractive, sexy wine has depth, richness, a dark ruby/purple color and a juicy, round personality. There is blueberry, black raspberry and forest floor notes, light tannin and (in keeping with the hallmark of 2014) a lushness and front-end loaded fruitiness that is irresistible. Drink it over the next 7-8 years. 93 points“