Maybach Family Vineyards Amoenus 2016
The aromas from this deep purple wine will command your attention even with the glass an arm’s length away. The round, enveloping harmony of the aromas resonate with classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon highlights: dark fruit, exotic spice, aromatic wood, and ethereal floral notes. The palate experience is precise, layered and drawn out, well after consuming the first taste. Notes of crushed blackberries, clover oil, spearmint and cocoa nibs are expressed seamlessly in the glass. As with many exceptional creations, there is a quality that leaves you immediately wanting more, while also wanting to take time to reflect on the initial experience.
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Calistoga|
|Brand||Maybach Family Vineyards|
Wine AdvocateA barrel sample, the 2016 Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon has a deep purple-black color and is scented of blueberry tart, black forest cake and olive tapenade with touches of bay leaves, underbrush, Sichuan pepper and cedar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is beautifully soft, velvety and elegant, with understated black fruit and earth layers, finishing with a compelling quiet intensity.
Jeb DunnuckThe 2016 is a vibrant, full bodied, incredibly sexy wine that has lifted notes of black and blue fruits, ground pepper, blood orange, and violets. One of the more opulent, powerful wines in the lineup, with sweet tannins and an exotic style, give bottles a year or two and it will keep for two decades.