Dark red and purple stone fruits, spices, menthol, new leather and licorice meld together in the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Pine Mountain Vineyards. There is lovely depth in the dark blue/purplish fruit, along with hints of graphite, lavender and spice that add complexity. This is a very strong showing, especially for the year.”
~ Antonio Galloni
Ampere Wines is probably not on your radar, but it should be. It comes from "The Best California Wine Region You've Never Heard of" (wine-searcher.com), has the pedigree of winemaker Thomas Rivers Brown and viticulturist Ulises Valdez. Receiving 93 points from Antonio Galloni (Vinous) for the 2011 and 2012 vintages and 92 points for the 2010 vintage, the Ampere wines have certainly impressed critics and wine enthusiasts alike. Which is amazing considering their very first vintage was 2010! Tasting notes for these wines are below.