93 points - Robert Parker/The Wine AdvocateThe 2014 Proprietary Red Jovana is a blend of 63% Merlot and 37% Cabernet Franc. This attractive, sexy wine has depth, richness, a dark ruby/purple color and a juicy, round personality. There is blueberry, black raspberry and forest floor notes, light tannin and (in keeping with the hallmark of 2014) a lushness and front-end loaded fruitiness that is irresistible. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.
2014 was the third stellar growing season in a row for the Napa Valley. It started out about 2 weeks ahead of normal. With warm, sunny weather and almost no rain through the summer, the vines got through the flowering and fruit set stages loaded with healthy and abundant clusters heading into veraison. The fruit for the 2014 Bougetz Cellars Jovana Merlot/Cabernet Franc was sourced with Merlot from the Oak Knoll District and Cabernet Franc from the Mt Veeder AVA.