Amulet MOCKINGBIRD BLUE Wine 2018

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750ml /
Vintage: 2018
  • MEL 94
  • JD 95
  • JS 94
  • VIN 93
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    MOCKINGBIRD BLUE Wine 2018

    Nestled in the heart of Napa Valley, Amulet Estate presents the Mockingbird wine, a true testament to the devotion and craftsmanship that defines their winemaking. Crafted by the skilled hands of Winemaker Shawn Johnson, Mockingbird is a carefully blended expression of the finest barrels from their single vineyard sites, emphasizing purity, finesse, and a distinctive texture that elevates it to the pinnacle of Napa Valley wines.

    Before we embark on the sensory journey, let’s revel in the accolades that have adorned this exquisite creation. Mel’s Notes bestows an impressive 94 points, acknowledging the deep purple hue that hints at richness and concentration. Now, let’s delve into the Winemaker’s Notes, where Shawn Johnson paints a vivid picture of what awaits within each bottle.

    As you pour this elixir into your glass, a deep purple hue unfolds, stretching elegantly to the edge. This visual richness sets the stage for the symphony of flavors that is about to unfold.

    The nose, vibrant and pure, introduces itself with red cherry notes, entwined with the earthy fragrance of dried sage. Violets dance in the air, harmonizing with the aroma of freshly tilled earth, creating an enticing bouquet that speaks of the valley’s essence.

    Softly embracing the palate, Mockingbird reveals a tapestry of flavors. Crushed raspberry and dried blueberry form a vibrant core, complemented by the richness of cocoa powder. A subtle note of black tea adds an intriguing layer, while a distinct minerality and fine-textured, mouth-filling tannins linger through the finish, creating a symphony of taste that captivates the senses.

    Jeb Dunnuck, with a resounding 95 points, praises Mockingbird as a gorgeous wine, unveiling crame de cassis and darker currant-like fruits. He anticipates its evolution over 20-25 years, a testament to its impressive structure. James Suckling, with a commendable 94 points, describes it as a dark berry and currant masterpiece with polished tannins and a juicy finish. Vinous, with 93 points, applauds its succulent personality and the appeal of the vintage showcased through dark cherry, plum, and enticing spices.

    Pair Mockingbird with grilled lamb chops, allowing the richness and tannins to harmonize with the savory flavors. The wine’s minerality finds a perfect partner in dishes like mushroom risotto, enhancing the earthy notes in both the wine and the food. For a decadent finale, indulge in a dark chocolate dessert to complement the cocoa powder undertones in this exceptional red blend.

    In conclusion, Amulet MOCKINGBIRD BLUE Wine 2018 stands as a beacon of Napa Valley craftsmanship. With its rich color, vibrant aromas, and a palate that tells the story of the land, it is a true expression of the dedication and passion that defines Amulet Estate. Open a bottle, savor the symphony, and let Mockingbird transport you to the heart of Napa Valley’s winemaking artistry.

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    Critical Acclaim

    MEL 94
    Mel's Notes

    Color: Deep purple hue extending to the edge of the glass, indicating richness and concentration.

    Nose: Vibrant and pure aromas of red cherry, dried sage, violets, and freshly tilled earth create an enticing bouquet.

    Palate:

    • Flavor Profile: The palate is adorned with flavors of crushed raspberry, dried blueberry, cocoa powder, and a subtle note of black tea
    • Body of the Wine: Soft and well-rounded, showcasing the wine's finesse and purity. li>
    • Tannin Structure: Fine-textured, mouth-filling tannins linger through the finish, contributing to the wine's overall structure.
    • Sweetness Levels: Balanced sweetness, complementing the fruit-forward profile without overwhelming the palate.
    • Acidity Levels: Evident acidity adds brightness and freshness to the wine, enhancing its overall appeal.

    Food Pairings:

    • Pair this Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend with grilled lamb chops, as the wine's richness and tannins will complement the savory flavors.
    • The wine's minerality makes it an excellent match for dishes like mushroom risotto, enhancing the earthy notes in both the wine and the food.
    • Consider pairing with a decadent dark chocolate dessert to complement the cocoa powder undertones in the wine.
    JD 95
    Jeb Dunnuck
    A gorgeous wine on all accounts, the 2018 Red Blend Mockingbird reveals a dense purple/ruby color to go with gorgeous crème de cassis and darker currant-like fruits as well as lots of tobacco, bouquet garni, earth, and a touch of truffle. It's rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, with both good acid and tannins. It needs 3-5 years of bottle age, but my money is on it evolving for 20-25 years or more. This is impressive.
    JS 94
    James Suckling
    Dark berry, currant and flint with some bark and mushroom on the nose. Medium to full body, round and polished tannins and a juicy finish. Firm and nicely done.
    VIN 93
    Vinous
    The 2018 Mockingbird shows all the appeal of the vintage in its forward, succulent personality. Dark cherry, plum, cinnamon, spice, new leather and mocha are front and center. This juicy red offers tons of charm and sheer appeal. It is a terrific showing from Amulet Estate.

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