2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve - Diamond Mountain - Napa Valley
95 points, Double Gold Medal (San Francisco International Wine Competition)
Best Micro Winery Napa Cabernet (California State Fair Wine Competition)
91 points CELLAR SELECTION (Wine Enthusiast Magazine)
"A mountain of a mountain-grown Cabernet, this is hearty and generous in cherry-vanilla-laden tannins and a leathery grip on the palate. Herbal notes intermix with anise and soy sauce, a taste of black tea and ripe black, brambly fruit upfront. Give the wine time and air to soften." (by V.B.)
Gold Medal (Affairs of the Vine Cabernet Shootout)
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon - Diamond Mountain - Napa Valley
93 points, Best in Show (Affairs of the Vine Cabernet Shootout)
"The nose is complex with herb garden notes, restrained dark fruit, cinnamon, allspice, and oak. The palate is complex displaying great integration. The intense fruit pops immediately and finishes with spice and ripe tannins. Age worthy!"
90 points (Wine Enthusiast Magazine)
"Holding its wines in barrel and bottle longer than most before release, En Garde’s Cabernet shows ample, leathery tannin that will benefit from further aging, in addition to being hedonistically enjoyable now. Cinnamon and clove are the most pronounced aromas and flavors, followed by black currant." (by V.B.)
2008 Pinot Noir Reserve - Russian River Valley
93 points (Pinot Noir Summit, SF)
"Herbaceous aromas blend seamlessly with bright red cherry fruit…”Enticing!” Beautiful purity. A touch of florality layers nicely with raspberry and cherry fruit, spice and earth notes."
Gold Medal (San Francisco International Wine Competition)
tel: (707) 282-9216
Temporarily, our tastings are held in the courtyard at Mayo Family Winery next to our barrel room. The address is 13101 Arnold Drive, Glen Ellen CA 95442.
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!"