Ulysses 2014 - Christian Moueix

Ulysses 2014, with its breadth of dimension and creamy texture, offers rich tobacco, ripe plum and fig aromas balanced beautifully by a long, supple finish. 

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 92%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Petit Verdot 3%

Taste: Dry

Alc. 14,5% vol.

Awards & Ratings: James Suckling: 98 points

Vintage Summery:

2014 was characterized by a very dry early winter with heavy rains in February and continued rainfall in March and April (February: 11.7 inches |

March: 4 inches | April: 2 inches). Average temperatures were higher than historical averages, with minor heat spikes in June (101F) and in July (103F). No heat spikes were recorded in August or September

Inhalt 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

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Roederer Cristal 2007 Champagne

Grape Varieties: Chardonnay

Tasting: Dry

Alc. 12% vol.

Rating: 95/100 Points

Bottle 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

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Continuum 2015 by Tim Mondavi

The dark, rich core of the 2015 Continuum has aromas of cacao, black currant, cardamom and savory wild herb. On the palate it is layered and supple, revealing black cherry and roast espresso notes intertwined with mountain minerals and a hint of tangy orange spice. The wine is lush with ripe chocolaty tannins that lead to a long, expressive finish. 2015, though small in volume, is a mighty vintage for Continuum; one to savor today or age and appreciate for decades to come.

Varietals:  46% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Cabernet Franc, 17% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot

Decanting: 

For the fullest sensory experience we encourage decanting Continuum, to allow the wine to breathe before serving.

Decanting awakens the wine’s more purely fragrant expression and enhances the suppleness of the palate.

Vintage Notes:

The 2015 season was the fourth year in a drought cycle with unseasonably warm weather and drier than normal soils.

The vines responded by breaking dormancy mid-February resulting in an early bud break.

An untimely cold snap led to a drawn out pollinization period significantly hindering fruit set, especially in the Cabernet Sauvignon blocks.

This resulted in dramatically lower yields, reducing our estate production by half the normal harvest. Yet the 2015 is actually a blessing in disguise. Looser clusters allowed greater light and airflow which, along with above average seasonal temperatures, led to consistent ripening and steady evolution of phenolics. A particularly vinous and tactile vintage, it is rich and succulent, revealing great depth of character reflective of this unique site and season. 

Production:

Continuum is 100% estate grown, produced and bottled.

All fruit was selectively hand-harvested into small lug-boxes, sorted before and after de-stemming, then gravity fed into French oak tanks or concrete tanks for fermentation. After fermentation, all lots were drained, with pomace pressed separately, to 68% new small French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging. The wine was clarified slowly and naturally through the use of traditional settling and racking techniques and bottled without fining or filtration. Each vineyard lot was tasted and carefully considered when assembling the 2015 blend. The 2015 spent a total of 22 months in barrel.

Wine Growing: 100% of the 2015 Continuum was grown on our Sage Mountain Vineyard on Pritchard Hill in the eastern hills above Oakville.

Our 38 acres of mature estate vineyard, with vineyards planted in 1991 and 1996, has a variety of western and south facing aspects with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Merlot. In addition, new plantings were added in 2010. 

Alc. 16% vol.

Awards & Ratings: 

Antonio Galloni: 98+/100, James Suckling: 100/100

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Opus One 2014 by Robert Mondavi & Phillipe Baron de Rothschild

The 2014 Opus One exudes subtle aromas of fragrant florals, fresh garden herbs and forest floor that give way to a concentrated blend of red cherry, blackberry and black currant. Fine-grained tannins offer a velvety texture and complex structure that builds to a long, vibrantly fresh finish with a touch of mocha.  Enjoyable now, the wine will delight for years to come. 

Vintage: 

The 2014 vintage was precocious – marked by the earliest bud break in our history.

Timely rainfall and a continuation of mild and dry conditions throughout the year allowed the grapevines to support the slightly higher-than-expected yields. Following a near-perfect growing season, harvest commenced on September 5th just as the grapes reflected an ideal balance between freshness and concentration. After an early rainstorm, there was a brief pause; but the succinct harvest was completed on October 7th.

Region: Napa Valley

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 80%, Petit Verdot 7%, Cabernet Franc 6%, Merlot 5% and Malbec 2%

Alc.: 14,5% vol.

Ratings & Awards: James Suckling 97, Robert Parker 96, Wine Spectator 93, Decanter 93 Points

Skin Contact: 20 days 

Barrel  Aging:  18 months in new French oak

Allergy information: contains sulfite 

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Opus One 2015 by Robert Mondavi & Phillipe Baron de Rothschild

Initial dark fruit, spice and baking aromas in the 2015 Opus One are interwoven with seductive notes of violet, black tea, and sage.

The entry is vibrant with ripe dark fruit flavors of plum, blackberry and blueberry followed by hints of vanilla and cocoa.

Silky, fine-grained tannins provide structure and a creamy texture.

The wine finishes with fresh acidity and a rich, lingering finish that promises longevity in the cellar. 

Vintage: 

Marking the warmest year since 2008, the 2015 growing season set are cord for early bloom.

Drought conditions persisted, and rainfall was erratic, with most of the much-needed rain falling at the end of the previous year and supplemented by only a single storm in February, which was enough water to sustain the vines.

Cooler conditions during flowering ultimately lead to a smaller number of berries on each cluster and lower than average yields.

Warm summer months led to advanced veraison, which was followed by perfect ripening conditions.

Harvest began on September 1 with short pauses; heat spells and continued warmth allowed for the berries to be steadily picked at their ideal maturity. The harvest was completed on October 8. 

Region: Napa Valley

Varietals:

Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 6%, Petit Verdot 4%, Malbec 2% 

Alc.: 14,5% vol.

Awards & Ratings: James Suckling 98/100

Skin Contact: 21 days 

Barrel  Aging: 

18 months in new French oak

Allergy information: contains sulfite 

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Opus One 2011 by Robert Mondavi & Phillipe Baron de Rothschild

After an already wet winter and spring, unseasonably late rainfall occurred during flowering in June and disrupted fruit set. The variable rain and low temperatures reduced the number and size of berries on each cluster and increased concentration of the fruit. To reduce ground moisture, extra leaves and shoots were left in place on the vine. Lateral growth was removed to open up the middle canopy and increase air circulation. Given late-season heat spikes that occurred in the 2009 and 2010 vintages, the decision to pick was made during the fresh fruit stage of ripeness. This allowed 45% of the harvest to be completed before an early October storm pushed harvest back by a week. Ultimately the harvest was completed on October 25th, just over a month after it started.

The 2011 Opus One expresses fresh aromas of bright red fruits, herbes de provence, bay leaf and cassis which give way to subtler notes of black tea and white pepper. The wine’s round tannins and creamy texture envelop the familiar flavors of fresh cherry, cranberry, and boysenberry with a touch of dark chocolate. This polished and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a satiny finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.

VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvignon 71%, Merlot 11%, Petit Verdot 9%, Cabernet Franc 8% and Malbec 1%

SKIN CONTACT 17 days

BARREL AGING

18 months in new French oak 

Alc. 14% vol. 

Awards: 

Galloni 97

James Suckling 96

Storage: up to 2030

Volume: 750ml

Allergy information: contains sulfite

Producer: 

Opus One vinery 

1144 Oakville Cross Road

Oakville, CA 94562 USA

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Opus One 2010 by Robert Mondavi & Phillipe Baron de Rothschild

The 2010 vintage will be long remembered as a uniquely demanding year.

Mother Nature was capricious and challenging in presenting us with tremendous variability –

unseasonably cold days, untimely rain fall, and surprisingly sunny and hot days.

While colder than normal, the leaves were able to produce the needed sugar, while the grape berries developed lovely and complex flavor and

aroma components. Bud break and flowering were eight days later than the 5-year average. Unexpectedly high temperatures in late August and September allowed the vines to finish the growing season very well. Having left the sufficient number of leaves on the vines so as to have a full canopy, our grapes avoided possible sunburn from this late season heat. The success of the 2010 harvest was assured when we correctly assessed the early maturity of the grapes and had the confidence to pick at the first sight of ripeness. Harvest began on September 23 and succinctly concluded thirty-one days later on October 23. Aromas of fresh blackberry, rose petals, chocolate and espresso accentuate a profound tapestry of fruity and earthy nuances. Round velvety tannins enrobe a silky texture with a slight touch of minerality. The flavors of dark fruit are enhanced by the well integrated acidity. The acidity and tannin structure promise a very long life ahead for this wine.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 84%, Merlot 5.5%, Cabernet Franc 5.5%, Petit Verdot 4% and Malbec 1%

Skin contact: 19 days

Barrel Aging: 18 months in new French oak

Alc. 14% vol. 

Awards: 

Galloni 97

James Suckling 96

Storage: up to 2030

Allergy information: contains sulfite

Producer: 

Opus One vinery 

1144 Oakville Cross Road

Oakville, CA 94562 USA

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Opus One 2010 by Robert Mondavi & Phillipe Baron de Rothschild

The 2010 vintage will be long remembered as a uniquely demanding year.

Mother Nature was capricious and challenging in presenting us with tremendous variability –

unseasonably cold days, untimely rain fall, and surprisingly sunny and hot days.

While colder than normal, the leaves were able to produce the needed sugar, while the grape berries developed lovely and complex flavor and

aroma components. Bud break and flowering were eight days later than the 5-year average. Unexpectedly high temperatures in late August and September allowed the vines to finish the growing season very well. Having left the sufficient number of leaves on the vines so as to have a full canopy, our grapes avoided possible sunburn from this late season heat. The success of the 2010 harvest was assured when we correctly assessed the early maturity of the grapes and had the confidence to pick at the first sight of ripeness. Harvest began on September 23 and succinctly concluded thirty-one days later on October 23. Aromas of fresh blackberry, rose petals, chocolate and espresso accentuate a profound tapestry of fruity and earthy nuances. Round velvety tannins enrobe a silky texture with a slight touch of minerality. The flavors of dark fruit are enhanced by the well integrated acidity. The acidity and tannin structure promise a very long life ahead for this wine.

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 84%, Merlot 5.5%, Cabernet Franc 5.5%, Petit Verdot 4% and Malbec 1%

Skin contact: 19 days

Barrel Aging: 18 months in new French oak

Alc. 14% vol. 

Awards: 

Galloni 97

James Suckling 96

Storage: up to 2030

Allergy information: contains sulfite

Producer: 

Opus One vinery 

1144 Oakville Cross Road

Oakville, CA 94562 USA

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