Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2015 - 100 points by Tim Atkin

A complex perfume of plush black fruit, including cassis, black plum and sour cherries, complemented with layers of tobacco cedar wood and cigar box undertones. The full rich expression of the 2015 vintage, which is expressively fruit forward and opulent, will stand the test of time, and will be very rewarding to those, with some patience. 

Region: Stellenbosch

Varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon 70%, Cabernet Franc 15%, Merlot 15%

Vinification: 5 days on skins in open fermenters - @29°C cap punched manually every 2nd hour

Maturation: 24 months in new 225 lit French Nevers - medium toasted

Food suggestions: classic meet dishes

Age of vines: On average 27 years

Alc. 14,47% vol.

T/A: 6.3

R/S: 2.8

VA: 0.71

PH: 3.53

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

Producer: 

Kanonkop

Elsenburg 7607

South Africa

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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

Roederer Cristal 2007

Grape Varieties: Chardonnay

Tasting: Dry

Alc. 12% vol.

Rating: 95/100 Points

Bottle 750ml

Allergy information: Contains Sulfites

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Continuum 2014 by Tim Mondavi

A dense purple robe and vibrant violet rim lead to aromas of cassis, cardamom, espresso and graphite.

2014 shows purity of site and fruit; a core of black plum and cherry, intertwined with layers of exotic spice, heightened by ripe, polished tannins, natural vibrancy and a long silky finish.

This vintage reveals the harmonious balance of fruit, site and season from our Sage Mountain Vineyard at Continuum Estate. 

Varietals:  65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 5% Merlot

Vintage Notes:

The 2014 growing season continued the dry weather pattern at Continuum Estate, a drought cycle initiated in 2013.

With no rain to speak of in Fall 2013, the Spring of 2014 gave us a wet February, a moderately moist March and then nothing until well after harvest. As a result, bud break was extraordinarily early as was bloom, fruit set, veraison and harvest,

which began for us in early September and was finished by the beginning of October.

Yet the early start to the season gave the vines plenty of time to ripen the Cabernet family fruit and we were blessed with excellent quality.

One unexpected occurrence in 2014 was the Southwest Napa earthquake on August 24th.

While a great deal of damage happened in and around the town of Napa, Continuum Estate was spared, as it is a good 30 miles from the quake epicenter. In 2014 Continuum Estate continued night harvest operations for the majority of the season.

While this requires more labor and equipment it also ensures all fruit is delivered to the winery at cooler temperatures thereby promoting a cleaner fermentation. Our specially designed estate winery, completed in 2013, performed wonderfully in its sophomore year, guaranteeing excellent quality. Overall, 2014 was a fabulous year; balanced, rich, concentrated and beautifully structured. 

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

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 cement 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 2014.

In the end, 20% of potential lots were declassified, as they did not meet Continuum’s standard of quality.

The 2014 spent a total of 21 months in barrel.

Winegrowing:

100% of the 2014 Continuum was grown on Pritchard Hill in the western hills above Oakville.

Our 38 acres of mature estate vineyard, with an average age of 23 years, has a variety of western and

south facing aspects with plantings of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Merlot. 

Alc. 15% vol.

Awards & Ratings: 

James Suckling: 99/100

(Fabulous aromas of blueberries, blackcurrants, sage and mint. Lead pencil and graphite, too. Full body and ultra-fine tannins that are slowly transformed to ripe and beautiful fruit. Super polished and textured. Great finish. Drink in 2022, but it's hard not to drink now. This harkens back to the great Mondavi reserves of the 1970s in texture and construction.)

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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.

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. 

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

Alc. 16% vol.

Awards & Ratings: 

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

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Roederer Cristal 2002 Champagne

Roederer Cristal 2002

Grape Varieties: Chardonnay

Tasting: Dry

Alc. 12% vol.

Rating: 95/100 Points

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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:

 

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 1999 by Robert Mondavi & Phillipe Baron de Rothschild

Early in the growing season of 1999, cool temperatures delayed bud break and bloom in Opus One’s vineyards.

Welcome spring rains reduced flower counts, decreasing the number of grape berries and increasing flavor concentration.

Moderate summer temperatures allowed the vines to thrive and the fruit to ripen at a steady pace.

A glorious Indian summer put the final touches of maturity on a fine harvest.

Opus One is known for its exquisite texture, and the 1999 vintage is no exception.

The wine shows aromas of cassis, cloves and roasted almonds against a creamy texture of soft tannins and round, rich fruit.

Long-lived and concentrated, the wine shows flavors of plum, cherry and black pepper against a silky finish. 

Region: Napa Valley

Alc.: 14% vol.

VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvignon 84%, Merlot 7%, Cabernet Franc 5%, Malbec 3% and Petit Verdot 1%

SKIN CONTACT 40 days

BARREL AGING

17 months in new French oak

Allergy information: contains sulfite 

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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. 

Awareds: 94/100

Allergy information: contains sulfite

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Opus One 1995 by Robert Mondavi & Phillipe Baron de Rothschild

Napa Valley’s 1995 harvest was ideal in almost every respect. A long, cool growing season yielded a mature and balanced crop.

Picking at Opus one began on September 22nd and finished on October 11th, a period of dry, warm days and cool nights.

The fragrance of the 1995 Opus One is spicy and intense, with hints of cassis and raspberries and with nuances of well-integrated oak.

Elegantly structured, the wine shows overtones of ripe fruit highlighted by a supple and generous texture. 

Region: Napa Valley

Alc.: 14% vol.

VARIETALS

Cabernet Sauvignon 86%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Merlot 5% and Malbec 2% 

SKIN CONTACT 39 days

BARREL AGING

18 months in new French oak 

Rating: 92/100

Allergy information: contains sulfite 

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