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.