2009 - Introducing Adamus



2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve - Diamond Mountain - Napa Valley

94 points  CELLAR SELECTION (Wine Enthusiast Magazine)

"This exotic Cabernet Sauvignon, which is aged entirely in new French oak, needs time to develop. A savory edge of forest floor and cranberry drive the palate, while notes of pencil shavings, cedar and garrigue add depth. The palate is lifted in acidity, with tightly gripped tannins on the finish. Cellar through 2019." (by V.B.)

94 points, Best Micro Winery Napa Cabernet (California State Fair Wine Competition)

93 points (SteveHeimoff.com)

92 points (Affairs of the Vine Cabernet Shootout)

"Complex aromas of cherry, black cherry, spice, some earth elements, and some Old World bottle development. Even though there is extended barrel time, the aromatics are still bright and fresh. The palate is beautifully developed. The range of flavors covers all parts of the palate with black fruit and soft evolving tannins. Long satisfying finish that goes fresh and bright from the nice acidity."

91 points (San Francisco International Wine Competition)

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon - Diamond Mountain - Napa Valley

94 points (SteveHeimoff.com)

93 points   (Wine Enthusiast Magazine)

92 points (San Francisco International Wine Competition)

91 points (Affairs of the Vine Cabernet Shootout)

"Aromas of sweet, smoky red cherry, black cherry and caramel with pepper overtones. The nose carries onto the palate. Vibrant palate of sweet red fruit and cedar notes. Classic Cabernet. Black tea on the finish. Lovely!"

2009 Adamus - Diamond Mountain - Napa Valley

92 points (SteveHeimoff.com)

91 points (Affairs of the Vine Cabernet Shootout)

"Earthy low notes. Deep red and black fruit aromas with floral back notes. Soft on opening moving to juicy with great acid and tannin. Gentle use of oak. Still very young but incredibly well balanced."

2009 Pinot Noir Reserve - Russian River Valley

91 points (Wine Enthusiast Magazine, April 2014)

"At more than four years of age, this tiny production (74 cases) Pinot is just starting to soften. The flashy raspberry and cherry fruits are drying out, showing a buttery, mushroomy sweetness. Alcohol is high, giving the wine a pinch of heat that will limit future development, but it’s beautiful to drink over the next year or so, especially with steak and lamb." (by S.H.)

91 points (Affairs of the Vine Pinot Shootout)

"Beautiful fruit aromas accented with vanilla, spice and leather. Nice balance. Gentle handling of barrel regimen. Raspberry, blackberry, licorice, and spice flavors build toward the lovely finish. Powerful but friendly."

Gold Medal (San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition)

Gold Medal (Orange County Wine Competition)

2009 Pinot Noir - Russian River Valley

90 points (Wine Enthusiast Magazine)

"Accolades to the winery for holding this wine back longer than most wineries dare to. It’s just beginning to soften and develop bottle nuance, but is still marked by ripe raspberries and cherries. It’s really lovely now, with brisk acidity brightening the fruit, and should continue to mellow over until 2020." (by S.H.)

90 points (Affairs of the Vine Pinot Shootout)

"Dark berry, strawberry and candied strawberry aromas deliver mouthwatering strawberry fruit on the palate. Warm seductive ripe fruit and spice. Great varietal focus. Long yummy finish."

2009 Tempranillo - El Dorado

Gold Medal (Orange County Wine Competition)

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We are located on the corner of Highway 12 and Shaw Avenue across from VJB.


9077 Sonoma Highway
Kenwood, California 95452



"This was a delightful surprise as it was an unscheduled stop on our Grapevine wine tour and turned out to be our favorite of the day! We are grateful that, Walter, our driver, was able to introduce us to En Garde and cannot wait to receive our wine club selections!"


"Best tasting we had of our week in Napa and Sonoma. Server was personable, professional, and very knowledgeable."


"We are grateful for Kenwood Winery to recommend our visit to En Garde. First class and excellent wine."


"Fabulous wine and tasting experience! One of our very favorites of the trip!"


"In my opinion, a flight of the best wines I have ever tasted."


"Great wine, great customer service, comfortable environment."


"Fantastic wines, beautiful tasting room, and of course, the amiable Csaba pouring the wines didn't hurt, either. A lovely experience! Thank you!"


"Great visit and opened our eyes to boutique wineries."


"Highly recommend - En Garde is receiving some fantastic coverage/ratings in wine press right now so visit while the wine is still readily available!"


"This is by far my favorite winery!  I have been a club member for 5 or so years and can't say enough about this place!  Csaba is a brilliant winemaker and everything he makes is A+.  "


"The tasting room is elegant, and the staff was very knowledgeable and sincere."


"We really enjoyed our experience & time at the tasting room. Would not hesitate to recommend or purchase any of of the wines offered at En Garde. Csaba was the perfect host! Can't wait til we go back in September!?????"


"En Garde is my new "find" after coming to Napa/Sonoma for 20 years. Cheers!"


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