Bougetz Cellars

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon
Spring Mountain District

2018 Offering

Vintage Perspective Auction

Auction 22 | Lot No. 202

Bougetz Cellars

Vintage: 2016
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Appellation: Spring Mountain District

5 cases produced


  • Vineyard located on Spring Mountain, 1,000 feet above the valley floor
  • 100% Clone 337 Cabernet Sauvignon from a single block (2A)
  • Aged 22 months in 100% new French oak barrels
  • The rocky, well-drained soils limit this site to 1.5 tons per acre, producing powerful wines


This wine shows the classic tannic backbone of a mountain-fruit based Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, which requires patience and some extended time in the cellars. The mid-palate is filled with clean, black fruits blanketed with layers of spice and cedar notes. Plenty of acidity in this wine lingers on the finish. You will be rewarded by letting this wine rest for 3 to 5 years in the cellars. The fruit used in making this wine is from our vineyard perched on an exposed shoulder up on Spring Mountain. The vineyard is at an optimum elevation of about 1,000 ft., which offers plenty of sun for the vines, as it sits above the fog, basking in the warmth of the valley.

Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine

Thomas Bougetz

Winemaker, Bougetz Cellars

Winemaker, Thomas Bougetz

After working a couple of harvest in the Pacific Northwest, I settled in the Napa Valley and have focused the past eight years on creating beautiful Cabernet Sauvignons and Bordeaux blends.

With the assistance of Kian Tavakoli, our consulting winemaker, we spend lots of time in the vineyards, selecting particular blocks to use for our wines.

Country born: United States

Education: Studied Enology at The Northwest Wine Academy in Seattle, WA.

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
We start in the vineyard by selecting blocks from very well managed vineyards, choosing to begin with the best fruit possible. In the cellar, we focus on method that assist in extracting the most from the fruit, while still handling it as gentle as possible. Minimal movement of the wine during aging with as little interruptions as possible. All wines are blended, as we have multiple rounds of barrel selection, and blending to put together the blends that best display the vintage and vineyard sites.

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