Maybach Family Vineyards Amoenus Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

$199

Limited release of one of Napa Valley's top-scoring Cabernets. 98 Points Robert Parker: "The 2014 Amoenus comes from a western hillside vineyard near Calistoga that is actually cooler than the general area. This wine always exhibits plenty of crushed rock, wet gravel minerality, notes of forest floor, spring flowers and copious quantities of blackberry and crème de cassis with a hint of lead pencil shavings and pen ink. The 2014 is dense and full-bodied, but with low acidity and ripe well-integrated tannin. It is strutting its stuff, however it should be even better with 5-7 years of bottle age and last 25-30 years. They produce 330 cases of this glorious wine that tips the scales at 14.7% natural alcohol."

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Ratings on Delectable

Mike R Delectable Pro

This is so good

This is so good

9.5

Norman Gennaro

I liked the Materium better

I liked the Materium better

9.4

Clive McNish

This was a treat, certainly not the regular weekend juice. Decanted for an hour before even attempting a taste or smell. Very nice all round but you know this is young at the outset but what is amazing is that the wine develops like a ripening fruit, initial dark fruit, spice and some oak with an element of heat. As the evening wore on, smoother and bouquet developed with chocolate, blueberry and perfume. 24 hours later the last third of the bottle has smoothed out beautifully and flavours are fully integrated with a rich and complex nose and great taste. Highly recommended but maybe wait a few years more if you have the patience.

This was a treat, certainly not the regular weekend juice. Decanted for an hour before even attempting a taste or smell. Very nice all round but you know this is young at the outset but what is amazing is that the wine develops like a ripening fruit, initial dark fruit, spice and some oak with an element of heat. As the evening wore on, smoother and bouquet developed with chocolate, blueberry and perfume. 24 hours later the last third of the bottle has smoothed out beautifully and flavours are fully integrated with a rich and complex nose and great taste. Highly recommended but maybe wait a few years more if you have the patience.

9.5

Aaron Hamrock

Really lovely wine to nurse my wounds after the Chiefs blew it.

Really lovely wine to nurse my wounds after the Chiefs blew it.

9.5

Eric LaMasters

Very nice, but needs a bit more time.

Very nice, but needs a bit more time.

9.2

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Taste off time

Taste off time

9.7

Paul Treadway Huntington Beacher Bum

Parker 98 point taste off today, Cult takes it at P&P lets see after a couple hours decant, The nose on this has caught our attention now, not as full bodied as the cult but still delicious. Can't go wrong either way. Maybach has taken over as it opens, winner! I think Amoenus is the top 2104 I've had, has lingering layers as it opens up,

Parker 98 point taste off today, Cult takes it at P&P lets see after a couple hours decant, The nose on this has caught our attention now, not as full bodied as the cult but still delicious. Can't go wrong either way. Maybach has taken over as it opens, winner! I think Amoenus is the top 2104 I've had, has lingering layers as it opens up,

9.8

Eric LaMasters

Really delicious. Surprisingly approachable right now. Excellent fruit and structure.

Really delicious. Surprisingly approachable right now. Excellent fruit and structure.

9.5

Eric LaMasters

Gotta be roasting in Napa today?

Gotta be roasting in Napa today?

9.4

WARNING: DRINKING DISTILLED SPIRITS, BEER, COOLERS, WINE AND OTHER ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES MAY INCREASE CANCER RISK, AND, DURING PREGNANCY, CAN CAUSE BIRTH DEFECTS.