Production was 35% down in the 2019 vintage for Maybach. After catching up with Chris Maybach, we now know that they will not be producing a 2020 vintage. So, this is the right time to get some Maybach. 2019 marks the tenth release of Maybach 'Amoenus', which comes from Blossom Creek Vineyard located on the western side of Calistoga. The moderating temperatures of this vineyard located in the Black Mountain Gap are 10-15 degrees cooler than on the eastern side of the Calistoga Palisades which allows for gradual ripening and full maturation of Cabernet Sauvignon. Winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown explains that “In the glass, the wine displays a completely opaque purple-black hue with a dark violet halo. Vivid aromas suggest beef blood, black currant, loam, and graphite. The concentrated, mouth-coating palate showcases complex notes of smoked meat, sandalwood, baking spice, cocoa nib, gravel and crushed black fruit. The lush fruit notes are complemented by a fine grain, medium tannin structure and pleasingly bright acidity. This wine has decades of drinking potential. Only time will reveal how the voluminous layers of this exceptional Amoenus bottling will unfold.” 393 cases were produced.