2015 Touché - Napa Valley (Only 600 bottles were made)
96 points (The Wine Advocate- RobertParker.com)
"A blend of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot coming from Diamond Mountain, Mount Veeder and Howell Mountain, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Touche was aged for 27 months in 100% new French oak barrels. Deep garnet-purple colored, it bursts from the glass with gregarious plum preserves, creme de cassis and blackberry pie scents plus underlying notions of Chinese five spice, potpourri, dark chocolate and tapenade and a waft of smoked meats. Very big, full-bodied and laden with black fruit preserves, the palate delivers loads of exotic spice sparks and a firm, grainy frame, finishing very long and layered, One for the hedonists!" - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
94 points (JebDunnuck.com)
"The best of the lineup is the 2015 Touché and it's 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Petit Verdot, all aged 27 months in new French oak. Dark currants, blueberries, kirsch, sandalwood, and pine forest notes all dominate the nose and it's powerful, full-bodied, and concentrated on the palate, with terrific fruit. Despite being a big, rich wine, it stays nicely balanced and just glides over the palate. It will last for 15 years or more." - Jeb Dunnuck
2015 Le Bijou du Roi Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - Diamond Mountain
96 points (The Wine Advocate - RobertParker.com)
"Coming from the Sori Bricco Vineyard on Diamond Mountain and containing a splash (.5%) of Cabernet Franc, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Le Bijou du Roi was aged for 27 months in French oak, 80% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, it leaps from the glass with bold red currant jelly, warm cassis and blackberry tart scents plus fragrant suggestions of cinnamon stick, cigar box, rose hip tea, pencil shavings and wood smoke. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and jam-packed with black and red fruit preserves layers, it has a gorgeous plush frame and seamless freshness, finishing very long and wonderfully perfumed." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
2015 Adamus - Diamond Mountain
92 points (The Wine Advocate - RobertParker.com)
"Composed of 45% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot coming from the Sori Bricco Vineyard on Diamond Mountain, the 2015 Adamus was aged for 27 months in French oak barrels, 50% new. Deep garnet-purple colored, the nose sings of kirsch, black raspberries, baked plums and blueberry preserves with hints of cloves, raisin cake, camphor, pencil lead and mossy tree bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is filled with berry preserves and spice box layers, framed by grainy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing on a lingering earthy note." - Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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!"