2015 Amulet Estate Oakville Cabernet
Vintage : 2015
Country : USA
Region : Oakville, Napa Valley
Brought up to respect the land and its fruit, Tuck naturally sought out the practice of viticulture, learning from the masters around him. Much like his father before him, he is a farmer first. It was only after he mastered the art of first craft that he turned his attention to a second craft—winemaking. Over three decades after he first set foot in the valley, Tuck bottled his first wine. For him, it was not a whim or passion project, but the culmination of a life lived on the land, among the vines.
Today, Tuck is one of the few Napa stewards who is both a grower and a winemaker. It is this pedigree that makes his approach different: the process begins with the land itself and culminates with a reverence for the winemaking traditions of the past—sharing successes and failures among fellow craftsmen and appreciating the fruits of their labor over a beautiful bottle of wine.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Proprietary Red Amulet is deep garnet-purple in color with a gorgeous crushed blackberries and black cherries nose, very vibrant and lifted with violets, menthol and red currants notes. The medium to full-bodied mouth is fine, fresh, elegant, long and layered with great harmony.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points
"A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc, the grapes come from three highly respected sites in Napa Valley—the eastern Oakville mountains, central St. Helena, and eastern St. Helena at the base of Howell Mountain. Lush and powerful fruit bomb that makes you want more after each sip. From the Tuck Beckstoffer Winery."