- Producer: ADAMVS - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Sarah Donley
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Howell Mountain)
- Blend: 94% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc
- Vintage production: 1,150 cases
- Winery location: Howell Mountain
- Owners: Denise & Stephen Adams
- First vintage: 2010
- Drinking window: 2018-2035
About The Wine
Embodying the rich diversity of the estate, TÉRES elegantly combines Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from each block of the ADAMVS Estate producing a field blend of uncompromising quality. Pure and polished, with the structure of a classic Bordeaux, TÉRES is a true expression of this unique terroir. The fruit was harvested from 21st September to 9nd October, and spent an average of 21 days macerating on the skins. It was racked into 75% new French oak for 22 months prior to release.
The 2015 growing season provided for another impeccable vintage at ADAMVS. Low rainfall and a generally warm winter set the stage for early bud break at the Estate. Crop levels were lower than average due to dry conditions as we endured the fourth year of drought in a row. Low vigor in the vineyard produced small berries with concentrated flavours, and thus the 2015 wines are aromatic with a sauve texture that lends the wines great finesse and balance.
ADAMVS Cabernet Sauvignon TÉRES 2015
"Starting with the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon TERES, this brilliant Cabernet saw a long 30- to 40-day maceration and was brought up in 70% new French oak. It has a huge perfume of blueberries and flowers, with an almost garrigue and dried herb quality coming through with time in the glass. Just about perfect on the palate, with a layered, full-bodied mouthfeel, impeccable balance, and ultra-fine tannins, this rock star of a Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon shows the sexy style of the 2015 vintage while staying balanced and elegant. It will keep for 2+ decades."
97 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2020)