Vintner Robin Akhurst has become a talented winemaker thanks to his previous experiences working at Domaine Leflaive in Burgundy, Two Hands in Barossa and most recently with Thomas Brown at Schrader and Outpost and Mike Smith at Carter Cellars. This 2014 Amoenus Vineyard Cabernet comes from the same vineyard as Maybach’s Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon, which is Blossom Creek Vineyard and is in the west bench of Calistoga. The bouquet offers black fruit, espresso, graphite, and cedar that lead onto the palate with concentrated notes of ripe blackberries, chocolate and sweet spice. It was aged for 18 months in 75% new French oak barrels. This is drinking beautifully now and will continue to evolve in the bottle with some age on it. 50 cases were produced.