Amulet 2014 is a study in blending – of both Bordeaux varietals and appellations within the Napa Valley. The 2014 vintage is comprised of almost 50% Cabernet Sauvignon with the balance nearly equal amounts of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The fruit is sourced mainly from Tuck Beckstoffer's estate vineyard in St Helena, complimented by fruit grown on Howell Mountain and the eastern hills of Oakville. In its youth, this wine demonstrates layered structure and promises longevity.
The 2014 Proprietary Red Amulet, a blend of the four main Bordeaux varietals – Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot – is an extremely well-made wine with lush, low-acid blackcurrant and blackberry fruit, sweet well-integrated tannin, full body and voluptuous texture. The wine is typical of most top 2014s in its approachability and deliciousness.