Wine Advocate 98+
“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Amoenus comes from a completely different terroir, a western hillside vineyard near Calistoga that averages 10-15 degrees cooler than the eastern part of the valley in what is known as the Black Mountain Gap. The wine shows incredible minerality, beautiful notes of forest floor, floral scents, blackcurrant liqueur, licorice and graphite. The wine is dense, full-bodied and seems even more backward and broodingly powerful than the Materium. This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a long-distance runner that should age beautifully for 30-40 years. Production of this is much less, usually averaging under 300 cases of wine per year.” – Robert Parker
These fabulous wines are fashioned from the Weitz Vineyard, which is planted at a 1,000 foot elevation on the eastern side of Oakville. The Amoenus and Materium cuvées are from the Calistoga AVA. The brilliant winemaking guru Thomas Brown provides his expertise at Maybach Family Vineyards. Brown has hit the bull’s eye with every one of these releases.