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Wir freuen uns sehr unser USA / Kaliforniensortiment mit hochkarätigen Neuzugängen ergänzen zu können.
Kultweine wie Opus One und Dominus durften da aus den grossen Napa Valley Jahrgängen 2012 und 2013 nicht fehlen.
Kultweinen wie den Stags Leap Wine Cellars SLV Cabernet Sauvignon der das berühmte
Paris Wine Tasting of 1976 — auch bekannt als Judgment of Paris gewonnen hatte, führen wir ebenfalls.
Eine wahre Legende ist Robert Mondavi, sein Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve ist bereits Kult, seit dem Jahrgang 2012 trägt der Wein den Namen seines Weingartens To Kalon auf dem Label.

Aus Washington State bietet Charles Smith mit K Vintners und Chateau Smith aufregende Weine die bei den Syrahweinen neue Maßstäbe setzen.

 
K Vintners Syrah Motor City Kitty 2015 Walla Walla Valley je Flasche 44.95€
 
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Der K Vintners Syrah Motor City Kitty 2015 Walla Walla Valley ist einer der neusten Geniestreiche Charles' Smith und der K-Vintners. Benannt nach einer Katze. die Charles Smith seiner Zeit im Walla Walla Valley hatte. hat dieser reinsortige Shiraz weder etwas verspieltes. noch etwas verschmustes. Tief dunkel im Glas. Aromen von Kräutern. Leder und eine wahnsinns Mineralik am Gaumen. Komplex. stürmisch. animalisch. begeisternd!


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49,90 EUR
66,53 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Verite Winery La Muse 2015
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Diesen Wein können Sie hier in der 3er Vintage 2015 Collection Kiste erwerben

Verite Winery La Muse 2015Lisa Perrotti Brown beschreit den Verite Le Muse 2015 am 28. Februar 2018 wie folgt:

Composed of 90% Merlot, 7% Cabernet Franc and 3% Malbec. The 2015 La Muse sports a very deep garnet-purple color, leaping from the glass with exuberant crème de cassis, blueberry pie and licorice notes plus suggestions of Indian spices, dark chocolate, menthol, sautéed herbs and potpourri. Full-bodied, rich and seductive in the mouth. It delivers tons of black and blue fruit preserves flavors, accented by exotic spices, framed with velvety tannins and finishing on a persistent earthy/mineral note. 3.900 cases were made.

14.70% Vol. Alc.
 
Vintage
The winter of 2014-2015 was another mild and dry one which included only two weekend rainstorms. Budbreak came in mid-March and the vines began to bloom early - at the end of April. A cool April and May with some rainy spells meant that bloom did not finish until June. A warm and dry June led to a July veraison kickoff. Vigneron Pierre Seillan recalls that of his 49 vintages. 2015 was the first to begin picking in August - August 31 to be precise. Harvest lasted 12 days and finished on September 12. Although yields were low  the quality of the grapes in this vintage was outstanding.
 
Tasting Notes
The 2015 La Muse opens with a classic ruby-red core and brilliant pink-purple outer rim. A youthful clean bouquet recalls wildflower bloom in Northern California, aromas of purple flowers and garrigue rising from the rocks. Its fruits are Bing cherries, black raspberry, currants and red apple, offered here in a fresh yet restrained ripeness. Like the rock bed of its loamy Sonoma County vineyard. La Muse bends and turns with seductive aromas of baking spices, juniper berry and a redwood grove in spring. Silky, well-integrated tannins with a lingering finish complete a wine with signature balance. La Muse is from the earth, hinting to depths of clay and alluvial soils, with structure and suppleness that will age beautifully for decades to come. – August 2017

Diesen Wein können Sie hier in der 3er Vintage 2015 Collection Kiste erwerben  
385,00 EUR
513,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Verite Le Desir 2015 Sonoma Country
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Diesen Wein können Sie hier in der 3er Vintage 2015 Collection Kiste erwerben

Verite Le Desir 2015Lisa Perrotti Brown beschreit den Verite Le Desir 2015 am 28. Februar 2018 wie folgt:

A blend of 64% Cabernet Franc, 27% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Malbec. The very deep garnet-purple colored 2015 Le Désir is a little reticent at this very youthful stage offering glimpses at dusty soil, iron ore, black truffles and salami notes over a core of red currant jelly, black raspberries, blackberries and star anise plus a waft of roses. Medium-bodied, very firm and very elegant yet incredibly intense in the mouth. It delivers loads of red fruit and earthy layers, finishing with great length and depth. 2.500 cases produced.

14.40% Vol. Alc.
 
Vintage
The winter of 2014-2015 was another mild and dry one which included only two weekend rainstorms. Budbreak came in mid-March and the vines began to bloom early - at the end of April. A cool April and May with some rainy spells meant that bloom did not finish until June. A warm and dry June led to a July veraison kickoff. Vigneron Pierre Seillan recalls that of his 49 vintages. 2015 was the first to begin picking in August August 31 to be precise. Harvest lasted 12 days and finished on September 12. Although yields were low. the quality of the grapes in this vintage was outstanding.
 
Tasting Notes
The hallmark of the 2015 Le Désir is its structured and precise palate. There is a balance between softness and hardness: iron-rich, rocky minerality, aromas of new leather and cigar. The clear driving expression of bright red fruit comes to the fore. Wild strawberries, cherries and crisp apple join with the signature herbal tone of Cabernet Franc. Fresh, subtle pea shoots and heirloom tomato vine - along with notes of red licorice and tobacco box - pave the way to a linear, silky finish, resounding with a floral bouquet of lilacs and violets. Remarkably expressive in its youth. Le Désir is a multi-layered and complex wine. Its depths will unfold for ages. – August 2017

Diesen Wein können Sie hier in der 3er Vintage 2015 Collection Kiste erwerben
 
385,00 EUR
513,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Verite La Joie 2015 Sonoma Country
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Diesen Wein können Sie hier in der 3er Vintage 2015 Collection Kiste erwerben

Verite La Joie 2015Lisa Perrotti Brown beschreit den Verite La Joie 2015 am 28. Februar 2018 wie folgt:

A blend of 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Cabernet Franc and 5% Petit Verdot, the 2015 La Joie features a very deep purple-black color and almost electric nose of crushed blackcurrants, ripe black cherries and mulberries with sparks of raspberry pie, wild blueberries, unsmoked cigars, charcuterie and crushed stones. Medium to full-bodied and charged with the most amazing energy, the youthful, vibrant black-fruited palate is framed by very firm, very finely grained tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing with lingering crushed stones and earth layers. 4,000 cases produced.

13.90% Vol. Alc.

 
Vintage
The winter of 2014-2015 was another mild and dry one, which included only two weekend rainstorms. Budbreak came in mid-March and the vines began to bloom early—at the end of April. A cool April and May with some rainy spells meant that bloom did not finish until June. A warm and dry June led to a July veraison kickoff. Vigneron Pierre Seillan recalls that of his 49 vintages. 2015 was the first to begin picking in August—August 31 to be precise. Harvest lasted 12 days and finished on September 12. Although yields were low, the quality of the grapes in this vintage was outstanding.

 
Tasting Notes
An enveloping, structured wine. La Joie pours a vibrant purple core graduating to a deep outer rim. Mint, sage and lavender aromas fill out an earth-driven bouquet. Ripe fruit—black currant and cherries. damson plum—fulfill the promise of new world wines, while a brooding finish and grippy, well-integrated tannins pay homage to the old world. The Vérité signature—the message of the soil—is here captured in undertones of granite, iron and limestone. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot, developed individually by micro-cru in our Sonoma County vineyards, the wine will mature gracefully for many years to come. – August 2017

Diesen Wein können Sie hier in der 3er Vintage 2015 Collection Kiste erwerben
 
385,00 EUR
513,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Quintessa 2018 Napa Valley
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97 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Quintessa 2018 Rutherford Napa ValleyLisa Perrotti Brown Oktober 2021:

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Quintessa (Cabernet Sauvignon) sashays out with crème de cassis, blackberry preserves and redcurrant jelly scents, plus wafts of dark chocolate, anise and lavender with a touch of tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, elegantly styled and stunningly energetic, it has a fine-grained texture and long, fragrant finish.

 
99 Sucklingpunkte für denJames Suckling beschreibt den Quintessa 2018 am 2. August 2021:

This is beautifully polished with firm, dusty tannins to the blue fruit, as well as chocolate and cedar character. Some much earthier character, too, from mushrooms to bark. Forest flowers. Perfumed. It’s full-bodied with round tannins and a soft, creamy finish. Some iron and iodine to this. So attractive at the finish. From biodynamically grown grapes. Better after 2023.

 
Anmerkungen zum Jahrgang:
Nach fünf warmen Jahren war die Vegetationsperiode 2018 gleichmäßig und ausgeglichen, wobei der Austrieb zwei Wochen später als im Vorjahr begann. Das gemäßigte Wetter gab den Takt vor, um ein gesundes Blätterdach und einen Weinberg zu schaffen, der mit milden Bedingungen, einem Mangel an Extremen und einer Fülle an hochwertigen Früchten gesegnet war. Die Harmonie der Saison 2018 ermöglichte ein tieferes Verständnis dafür, wie die biodynamischen Anbaumethoden weiterentwickeln können, um die Reben auf den vielfältigen Böden von Quintessa zu unterstützen. Die milden Witterungsbedingungen hielten während der gesamten Ernte an und brachten Trauben von perfekter Reife und Säure hervor, die Zeit für die Entwicklung von Phenolen und Aromen hatten, ohne dass der Druck eines steigenden Brix-Wertes bestand. Es folgte eine lange und fast gemächliche Ernte, mit Zeit für präzise Entscheidungen, die sich in der Reinheit und Raffinesse des Quintessa 2018 zeigen.

Verkostungsnotizen der Weinmacherin Rebekah Wineburg:
“The precision of the vintage, a result of the cooler weather, long harvest, and continued study of the property, is evident in the movement and texture of the wine. Already showing the hallmarks of a great age-worthy vintage, the 2018 Quintessa is both pleasurable to drink now and will continue to age with grace as it develops more savory notes and length to the finish over the next 20 years.”

Der Quintessa 2018 ist ein Wein von perfekter Harmonie, mit tiefen Aromen und eleganten Schichten, die schon in jungen Jahren erkennbar sind. Intensive Aromen von Cassis, Schwarzkirsche und Himbeere vermischen sich mit würzigen Noten von Salbei und Thymian; der 2018er Quintessa entfaltet sich weiter mit Noten von dunkler Schokolade, Graphit und frischem Tabak, die sich mit der frischen Frucht vermischen.Präzise und dicht, zeigt der Wein geschmeidige Tannine, die mit Aromen von Schwarzkirsche, dunkler Schokolade und zerkleinertem Gestein spielen. Der Quintessa 2018 hat eine perfekte Balance von frischer Säure, gefolgt von leuchtender Frucht und Mineralität im Abgang, die ein unvergleichliches Alterungspotenzial erwarten lässt.
 
185,00 EUR
246,67 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Flaschenfoto Caymus Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel 2018



Obwohl Caymus am besten für Cabernet Sauvignon bekannt ist, produzieren wir auch eine kleine Menge Zinfandel, ein Favorit des verstorbenen Caymus-Mitbegründers Charlie Wagner Sr.

Es ist eine Rebsorte, die hier im Napa Valley erstaunliche und vollmundige Weine hervorbringen kann. Die Caymus Napa Valley Version des Zinfandel eignet sich perfekt für reichhaltige Speisen und herzhaften Käse. Der unkomplizierte Stil des Weins wird aber auch ganz easy zu Pizza und BBQ genossen, versuchen auch Sie einmal diesen herrlich süffigen Zin zu Ihrem Steak, Sie werden es mit Sicherheit nicht bereuen.



 
49,00 EUR
65,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Flaschenfoto Caymus Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
 
Caymus hat einen charakteristischen Stil, der von dunkler Farbe ist, mit reichen Früchten und reifen Tanninen – in der Jugend ebenso zugänglich wie in der späteren Reife mit etwas mehr würzigen Aromen. Seit seiner Gründung im Jahr 1972 hat sich Caymus als beständiger Marktführer in der Produktion von Napa Valley Cabernet einen Namen gemacht. Die Trauben für den Cabernet von Caymus baut man in acht der 16 Unterappellationen von Napa an. Die grosse Stärke ist es dabei die Diversifizierung der Tauben und der Mikroklimata. Es ermöglicht in bestimmten Jahr den bestmöglichen Wein herzustellen. Der Caymus Cabernet bietet vielschichtige, üppige Aromen und Geschmacksrichtungen, darunter Kakao, Cassis und reife dunkle Beeren, sowie eine kühle Frische.

Natürlich ist es etwas schade, dass die Flasche nicht mehr für vier Dollar und fünfzig Cent über den Tresen geht als die Wagner Familie mit einer Jahrenproduktion von 250 Kisten im Jahre 1972 an den Start ging. Es ist eher ein Glücksfall für den Konsumenten, die Weine heute in einer sehr guten Verfügbarkeit im Markt zu bekommen, denn Sie verkörpern eigentlich noch heute den typischen Lifestyle der Amerikanischen Weinkonsumenten. Voll, reif, üppig und perfekt zum Steak oder etwas feines vom Grill.


92 Punkte vom Wine Spectator für denA rich, showy style, with a very creamy texture to its mix of warmed vanilla, plum and boysenberry puree, and melted black licorice flavors. A mocha notes swirls around the fruit on the finish. Drink now through 2028.


 
105,00 EUR
140,00 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Flaschenfoto Ramey 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum Napa Valley
 



93 Punkte von Jeb Dunnuck für den Jeb Dunnuck
Leider ist der 2016er noch nicht bewertet -  aber bereits der 2015er erhielt eine tolle Note von Jeb Dunnuck:


The flagship is the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Annum, another wine that plays in the more elegant, pretty end of the spectrum. Notes of cassis, kirsch, cedary spice, and earth all flow to a medium to full-bodied, nicely concentrated, balanced Cabernet that has polished tannins, no hard edges, and a great finish. Give bottles a year or two and it’s going to keep for 15+ years.




 
129,00 EUR
172,00 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Philip Togni 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
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Philip Togni 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa ValleyAntonio Galloni beschreibt den Philip Togni 2014 Cabernet Sauvvignon EstateDezember 2016 wie folgt:

Togni's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is quite dark and powerful. but also very much medium in body. Graphite. smoke, savory herbs, mint, leather and a core of inky dark red and purplish fruit infuse this deep, beautifully layered Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2014 is a wine built on energy and aromatics that won't hit its stride until at least age ten.


 
94+ Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Philip Togni 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley30th Dec 2016 Robert M. Parker Jr.:

The flagship wine, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate from his vineyard high on Spring Mountain is a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. It seems slightly more approachable and civilized for a young Togni wine, with a dense ruby/purple color, loads of blackcurrant, licorice, and graphite, some earth and spice, but very subtle earth nuances. It is full-bodied and rich, but the tannins are well-integrated and don’t scream as loudly as some vintages of Togni can. For Togni, this is probably one of his more forward and precociously styled Cabernets. It will probably approach drinkability in several years, but don’t discount its aging potential, as this easily has 20-25 years of cellaring potential.
 
145,00 EUR
193,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 Napa Valley
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98+ Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Verkostungsnotiz von Lisa Perrotti-Brown für den Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 am 29. Oktober 2018:

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon has a drop-dead gorgeous nose of Sichuan pepper, hoisin, peppered salami and fertile loam over a core of blackberry preserves and redcurrant jelly with touches of kirsch and pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied and concentrated yet still maintaining that wonderful purity and elegance that is the signature of this estate, it has layer upon layer of earthy nuances and a very long finish.

 
96 Sucklingpunkte für den Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Verkostungsnotiz von James Suckling für den Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 am 26. Januar 2017:

Amazing burnt-orange and currant aromas with tar and lead pencil. Blackberries, too. Changes all the time. Mesmerizing. Full-bodied and powerful with super-polished tannins and a long and intense finish. The polished and fine tannins coat your mouth. Glorious. Needs three to four years to soften.


 
96 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für den Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2014Verkostungsnotiz von Antonio Galloni für den Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 im Dezember 2018:

The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon comes across as a blend of the 2013 and 2012. with the darker fruit profile of the former and the mid-weight structure of the latter. Hints of mocha, chocolate, tobacco, menthol and licorice add shades of nuance, but the 2014 is in that stage where bottles are best left alone for several more years. Even so, the 2014 is another striking, alluring wine from Spottswoode.
 
169,00 EUR
225,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Lyndenhurst Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 by Spottswoode Estate
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Der Spottswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst Napa Valley 2018 ist eine Hommage an die duftenden Linden, die noch heute in den Gärten des Estate Vineyrds blühen. Der Lyndenhurst Cabernet Sauvignon ist ein dynamischer und einladender Wein, der aus eigenen Trauben und denen anderer renommierter Familienbetriebe (Darms Lane / Napa Valley, Edcora / Atlas Peak, Knights Bridge / Knights Valley, Parry-Vineyards / St. Helena, Young Inglewood / St. Helena) vinifiziert wird.

 
94 Sucklingpunkte für denJeb Dunnuck im Januar 2021:

A wine well worth purchasing and cellaring, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst sports a dense purple hue as well as classic Cabernet notes of blackcurrants, Asian spices, violets, licorice, and tobacco. Beautifully rich, full-bodied, and concentrated, it's one heck of a second wine that can be drunk today or cellared for 15-20 years.

 
92 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für denVerkostungsnotiz von Lisa Perrotti-Brown am 5. November 2020 über den Spooswoode Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst Napa Valley 2018:

The deep purple-black coalored 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant scents of fresh blackcurrants, black raspberries and Morello cherries plus hints of lavender, pencil lead and bouquet garni with a touch of Sichuan pepper. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is charged with electric energy, framed by grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing with great intensity and purity.

 
93 Sucklingpunkte für den James Suckling meldet am 27. Januar 2021 93 Punkte an:

Black plums, blueberries, chocolate, cloves and dried leaves. Black olives, too. It’s full-bodied with firm, fine-grained tannins. Chewy, generous layers of dark fruit and chocolate. Try from 2022.

 
94 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für denUnd ebenfalls im Januar 2021 von Antonio Galloni verkostet:

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lyndenhurst is a fabulous wine that shows just how compelling the vintage is, even among mid-tier offerings. Blackberry, graphite, cloves, licorice and lavender all build in the glass. The Lyndenhurst Cabernet is usually much more approachable, but the 2018 is a real powerhouse. I would give the tannins at least a few years to soften. This is impressive, to say the least.
 
79,00 EUR
105,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Philip Togni Ca Togni Sweet Red Wine 2008
NEU
Inspiriert von Constantia, dem großen südafrikanischen Wein des 19. Jahrhunderts

Die Tognis stellen seit jeher den Ca Togni aus ihren kleinen Anpflanzung der seltenen Tafeltraube Black Hamburgh her. Der offizielle Name dieser Sorte ist Schiava Grossa, folgt man dem maßgeblichen Vitis International Variety Catalogue, seine Herkunft liegt in Italien.

Der Ca Togni steht schon seit langem auf der Verkostungsliste des Wine Advocate. Und auch wenn der 2008er Jahrgang einer der wenigen ist, der nicht bewertet wurde, überzeugen Punkte und Statements der anderen Jahrgänge. Kostprobe gefällig? Für den Jahrgang 2001 notierte noch Robert M. Parker, Jr. selber: "Einer der einzigartigsten Dessertweine Kaliforniens". Satte 96 Punkte. Und für den Jahrgang 2003 dann 95 Punkte.

"Die wunderbare Besonderheit von Togni, der Ca Togni 2003 aus schwarzem Muskat, zeigt ein Sammelsurium von Aromen, das einen kleinen Saal füllen könnte. Süße karamellisierte schwarze Früchte sowie Anklänge von Weihrauch, Feigen, Rosinen, Tee und Blumen sind in diesem wunderbar aromatischen, sexy Wein zu finden." Für den 2007er Ca Togni kommen dann 93 Punkte von Antonio Galloni: "bei weitem einer der faszinierendsten Süßweine, die im Napa Valley hergestellt werden."
49,00 EUR
130,67 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Inglenook Rubicon 2013 Napa Valley Rutherford
97
 
Weinschreibung:
Der Inglenook Rubicon 2013 Napa Valley ist das Flagschiff der Inglenook'schen Cabernets. Im Glas. typisch Cabernet. von einem dunklen Rubin- bis Purpurrot. zeigt sich die Nase mit Aromen von Cassis. Minze. Milchschokolade. Mandel und leichten Röstnoten. Im Mund eine volle Konzentration an dunklen Früchten. von Kirsche über Brombeere bis Cassis. teilweise leicht marmeladig. Diese Fülle wird gepaart mit griffigen Tanninen. die dem Wein sein Potential verleihen und sich mit der Zeit geschmeidig entwickeln. Elegant. mit langem Finish. jetzt schon toll zu trinken!


James Suckling zum Inglenook Rubicon 2013 am 04.Mai. 2016 / 97 Punkte
The clarity and precision to this wine are phenomenal with blackcurrants, floral notes, blueberries, and orange peel. Complex and subtle with grace and stature. Full body, ultra-polished and refined tannins and bright acidity. The wine needs three to four years to open on the palate, but already it has a caressing quality to it.


James Suckling zum Inglenook Rubicon 2013 am 22.Mai. 2017 / 97 Punkte
An aromatic and complex red with currant, white-chocolate and rose-petal character. Full-bodied, tight and polished. Fine and long. Beautiful now but will improve in time.
 
189,00 EUR
252,00 EUR pro l
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Othello Napa Valley red 2014 Dominus Estate
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93 Punkte James Suckling für den Othello Napa Valley red 2014 Dominus EstateDen 2014er Othello Napa Valley von Dominus beschreibt James Suckling wie folgt:

A rich and fruity red with currant and black tea aromas. Full body. firm and silky tannins and a flavorful finish. Shows tension and structure. Second wine of Dominus. Drink or hold.

 
Der Othello 2014 Napa Valley ist der Einstieg in die Welt der Dominus - Weine. Er ist so etwas wie der "Le Volte" bei Ornellaia. Ein Drittwein der schon einiges von seinen grösseren Brüdern verrät und so manches gemeinsam hat. Der Othello ist noch relativ jung auf dem Internationalen Markt, der Othello wird seit dem Jahrgang 2006 produziert, ursprünglich auf dem Asiatischen Markt vermarktet. wird er nun auch bei uns viel Freude bereiten. Der 2012er Othello ist der erste Jahrgang der auch auf dem Euroäischen Markt verfügbar ist. Mit dem Kracherjahrgang 2013 erhielt er einen super Nachfolger. der allerdings etwas Zeit brauchen wird um seine Kanten zu glätten. Er geizt nicht mit seinen Reizen.

Wie im Bordeaux auch verwendet Christian Moueix die klassischen Bordeauxrebsorten in dieser Blend. 92% Cabernet Sauvignon mit etwa 8% Petit Verdot. Der Jahrgang 2014 gilt im Napa Valley als recht kühles Jahr. Die macht die Weine eher elegant und früher zugänglich. Die Trauben werden per Hand gelesen, bei behutsamen überpumpen findet die schonende Extraktion statt. Der Ausbau erfolgt dann über 14 Monate iin Französischen Fässern.

Christian Moueix beschreibt den Jahrgang wie folgt:
"2014 is a very good vintage for the valley. A summer without severe heat waves allowed us to produce wines with good balance."

"2014 ist ein sehr guter Jahrgang für das Tal. Ein Sommer ohne starke Hitzewellen erlaubte uns Weine mit guter Balance herzustellen."

Climatic conditions
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 (38°C) and in July (39°C). No heat spikes were recorded in August or September.

Tasting notes
Othello 2014 is a refreshing and straightforward wine expressing its bountiful fruit with bright aromas of wild strawberries and soft tannins. Pleasant to drink in its youth. Othello
will nonetheless improve with a few years of cellaring.
 
39,95 EUR
53,27 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Napanook 2013 Napa Valley Dominus Estate
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Napanook 2013 mit 97 Punkten bei James Suckling ausgezeichnetJames Suckling beschreibt den Napanook 2013 am 15. Januar 2016 wie folgt: 

Fabulous nose of mushrooms, like porcini, with black truffle that turns to citrus fruits such as orange and tangerine. Some vine bark. Full-bodied yet wonderfully firm and formed with refined and polished tannins. Super definition. Drink in 2018, but wonderful to experience.

 
95 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für den Napanook 2013 Napa Valley Dominus EstateAntonio Galloni - Verkostungsnotiz vom Oktober 2015:

Just as magnificent from bottle as it was in barrel, the 2013 Napanook is dense, powerful and brooding, with searing intensity and extraordinary balance. Lavender, plums, violets, licorice and smoke are some of the signatures, but the 2013 exudes finesse, power and intensity. Bracing and searing, the 2013 is going to require quite a bit of patience. If anything, this is an insane level of quality for the second selection. The 2013 could turn out to be a thirty-year wine. It is every bit that magnificent, especially if given some aeration.

 
93 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Napanook 2013 Napa Valley Dominus EstateRobert Parker jr. im Oktober 2015:

There are 2,000 cases of the 2013 Napanook Proprietary Red Wine, a blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. This wine reflects the much higher quality that’s emerging with the second wine of Dominus, which has really become almost its own entity. Loads of loamy soil notes, grilled herbs, meat, blackcurrants, sweet kirsch and licorice are all present in this medium to full-bodied, lush, sexy wine, even in 2013. It is interesting how much more evolved and forward the 2013 Napanook is compared to the 2013 Dominus. This wine can be drunk over the next 12-15 years. In any event, both merit considerable attention from subscribers.
 
95,50 EUR
127,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Napanook 2014 Napa Valley Dominus Estate
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95 Punkte James Suckling Napanook 2014 Napa Valley Dominus EstateJames Suckling beschreibt den Napanook 2014 by Dominus Estate 27. Januar 2017 wie folgt:

Gorgeous aromas of sweet tobacco, iodine and oysters. Blackcurrants, too. Subtle. Medium to full body, elegant and refined tannins, and yet there's also delicious, understated complexity. Savory. A joy to drink now, but this will improve with age.

 
92 Punkte Robert Parker Napanook 2014 Napa Valley Dominus EstateRobert M. Parker beschreibt den Napanook 2014 by Dominus Estate 28. Oktober 2016 wie folgt:

The 2014s, where the production of Napanook was only 2,200 cases and Dominus slightly more than the 2015 at 4,000 cases, was another early harvest, although somewhat later than 2015. The 2014 Napanook is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot, showing notes of loamy earth, Christmas fruitcake, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit and underbrush in a supple, fragrant and lush heady style. It is another successful wine that should drink beautifully young and age nicely for up to 20 years.

Christian Moueix’s Dominus Estate continues to be one of California’s leaders in turning out gorgeously elegant, complex and long-lived wines. A magnum of 1991 from my cellar tasted several weeks before I left for California was pure perfection and evidence that at 25 years old, before he had built his stunning winery, great quality was coming from this iconic vineyard. The 2015s are certainly going to be one of his all-time great vintages, rivaling 2013, 2012, 2007, 2002, 2001 and his earliest classics, such as 1994 and 1991. Production in 2015 was about 3,000 cases of Napanook and 3,800 cases of Dominus.

 
93 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für den Napanook 2014 Napa Valley Dominus EstateVerkostet im Dezember 2016:

The 2014 Napanook is, once again, a very serious wine. Dark, powerful and brooding, the 2014 possesses remarkable intensity packed into its mid-weight frame. Smoke, scorched earth, tobacco, graphite, savory herbs and menthol add to an impression of gravitas. The 2014 doesn't quite have the depth or power of the 2013, but it leans in that direction. I would give it a few years in bottle to settle down. This is an impressive showing.
 
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95 Sucklingpunkte für den Napanook 2017 Napa Valley Dominus EstateJames Suckling im Oktober 2019:

This is so drinkable now. Savory and yummy. Lots of blackberries, blueberries and currants. Full-to medium-bodied, tight and silky with beautiful freshness and finesse. So long and caressing, yet tightly grained tannins give it tension. Lovely drinkability. Available April 2020. Drink or hold.

 
92 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Napanook 2017 Napa Valley Dominus EstateLisa Perrotti Brown im Oktober 2019:

There was about 40% of a normal crop this year due to strict selection. Grapes were harvested from September 21 to October 3 and the wine was bottled in May 2019. The 2017 Napanook is made up of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot and was aged in 20% new French oak barrels. Deep purple-black in color, it springs from the glass with vivacious notions of warm black cherries, blackberry compote and crushed black currants with touches of dark chocolate, licorice, fertile loam, underbrush, camphor and cinnamon stick plus a waft of lilacs. Full-bodied with a firm level of grainy tannins and seamless freshness supporting the bold, spicy black fruit layers, it finishes on a lingering perfumed note. With further time, it begins to reveal the mineral signature of the estate, delivering a glimpse at the gravitas to come with 5-7 years in the cellar. 1,400 cases were made.

 
93 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für den Napanook 2017 Napa Valley Dominus EstateAntonio Galloni im Januar 2020:

The 2017 Napanook is forward, lush and quite giving - in other words, very much in keeping with the style of the year. Silky and radiant, with plenty of bright, red-toned fruit, the 2017 Napanook is one of the very finest Napa Valley Cabernets readers will find in this price range. Savory, earthy and licorice undertones add striking shades of nuance, with silky tannins that extend the finish effortlessly. This is such a gorgeous and inviting wine. When just opened, the 2017 mostly offers density and opulence, but a few hours of air brings out layers of subtlety and aromatic nuance.

 
94 Punkte von Jeb Dunnuck für den Napanook 2017 Napa Valley Dominus EstateJeb Dunnuck im Januar 2020:

The 2017 Napanook checks in 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot. It offers classy notes of cassis, black currants, toasted spices, and hints of flowers. With lots of chocolately richness, medium to full body, and beautifully ripe tannins, it's layered and has impressive depth of fruit, followed by a great finish. It's going to evolve for 15-20 years. It's an incredible value in classic, impeccably made Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon.
 
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Napanook 2018 Napa Valley Dominus Estate
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97 Sucklingpunkte für den Napanook 2018 Napa Valley YountvilleJames Suckling im Mai 2021:

This is so drinkable now. Savory and yummy. Lots of blackberries, blueberries and currants. Full-to medium-bodied, tight and silky with beautiful freshness and finesse. So long and caressing, yet tightly grained tannins give it tension. Lovely drinkability. Available April 2020. Drink or hold.

 
93+ Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Napanook 2018 Napa Valley YountvilleLisa Perrotti Brown im Februar 2021:

Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Napanook leaps from the glass with vivacious scents of fresh blueberries, black cherries, crushed blackcurrants and redcurrant jelly with hints of pencil shavings, red roses and dusty soil plus a waft of bay leaves. Medium-bodied, the palate is very tightly wound, allowing glimpses at loads of mineral and savory nuances among the taut black and red fruit notes, supported by fine-grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing with a compelling herbal lift.

 
93 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für den Napanook 2018 Napa Valley YountvilleAntonio Galloni im Oktober 2021:

The 2018 Napanook is every bit the charmer it was last year. Succulent and racy out of the glass, the 2018 is such a gorgeous wine. Silky tannins and generous fruit give the 2018 so much immediacy and appeal. Black cherry, plum, menthol, spice and licorice are pushed forward

 
94 Punkte von Jeb Dunnuck für den Napanook 2018 Napa Valley YountvilleJeb Dunnuck im Januar 2021:

The 2018 Napanook showed incredibly well, with fabulous crème de cassis, spring flowers, graphite, and green tobacco aromas and flavors. With terrific ripeness, medium to full body, and ripe, yet polished tannins, this beauty should be snatched up by savvy readers. It should evolve for 15 years or more. The blend is 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot, aged in 20% new French oak.
 
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Ulysses 2012 Napa Valley
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Ulysses - Das neue Projekt von dem Macher des Dominus Estate.

Christian Moueix hat Ulysses 2008 erworben und führt es nun stetig weiter an die Spitze des Napa Valley. Man kann den Ulysses als Bruder des Dominus sehen. Eine Cabernet Sauvignon dominierte Blend mit kleinen Anteilen von Cabernet Franc und Petit Verdot.

 
Ulysses 2012 mit 97 Punkten bei James Suckling ausgezeichnetJames Suckling beschreibt den Ulysses 2012 Napa Valley am 16.01.2016 wie folgt:

Subtle aromas of crushed berries and tile. Mushrooms. Almost dusty. Full to medium body. powdery tannins and mouthfeel. Bright acidity that gives the wine beautiful and enticing freshness. Gentle and ethereal red. The first vintage of the new wine from the owners of Dominus. The vineyard is located in Oakville near Vine Hill. Drink or hold.
 
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Ulysses 2013 Napa Valley
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Ulysses - Das neue Projekt von dem Macher des Dominus Estate.

Christian Moueix hat Ulysses 2008 erworben und führt es nun stetig weiter an die Spitze des Napa Valley. Man kann den Ulysses als Bruder des Dominus sehen. Eine Cabernet Sauvignon dominierte Blend mit kleinen Anteilen von Cabernet Franc und Petit Verdot.

 
Ulysses 2013 mit 98 Punkten bei James Suckling ausgezeichnetJames Suckling beschreibt den Ulysses 2013 Napa Valley am 16.01.2016 wie folgt:

Fabulous subtle aromas of black currants, violets and lilacs with a hot stone undertone. Full-bodied and dense, it shows such wonderful energy and synergy that delivers a firm yet gentle tannin backbone and complex mouthfeel that seduces you. Evolves wonderfully. Second wine from this new estate, which is owned by Christian Moueix of Dominus and Bordeaux. Release is March 2017

 
Ulysses 2013 Napa Valley by Christian Moueix 96 Punkte ParkerRobert Parker beschreibt den Ulysses im Dezember 2015 wie folgt:

The 2013 Ulysses is absolutely mind-boggling, as so many wines from this vintage are. Gorgeous blueberry and blackberry fruit, along with the telltale cassis and floral notes, jump from the glass. Again, this is Pauillac-like, with some cedar wood and subtle barrique smells. Again produced nearly all from Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is full-bodied, powerful. rich and long, with slightly sweeter tannins than the 2012. Production in 2013 was 960 cases and Moueix told me that the entire growing season averaged about two and half weeks ahead of schedule from bloom break to harvest. This is a prodigious effort and will certainly stand as the great Ulysses of the first trio to be released. I suspect it will be drinkable in 3-4 years and keep for 30 or more given the Moueix track record.
 
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Ulysses 2014 Napa Valley
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Ulysses - Das neue Projekt von dem Macher des Dominus Estate.

Christian Moueix hat Ulysses 2008 erworben und führt es nun stetig weiter an die Spitze des Napa Valley. Man kann den Ulysses als Bruder des Dominus sehen. Eine Cabernet Sauvignon dominierte Blend mit kleinen Anteilen von Cabernet Franc und Petit Verdot.

 
Ulysses 2014 mit 98 Punkten bei James Suckling ausgezeichnetJames Suckling beschreibt den Ulysses 2014 Napa Valley am 27.01.2017 wie folgt:

The evolution of this wine has been phenomenal since I tasted it in barrel a year ago with the same black cherry, plum and citrus character but it's turn to orange leaf, dark Chinese tea, and mushroom. Full body, fine and velvety tannins with a touch of dust to the texture. So much chocolate and fruit undertones with forest floor and hints of tobacco. The mouth feel and complexity are seductive. Better to drink in 2022 but a joy to taste. Spring 2018 release.
 
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Ulysses 2015 Napa Valley
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Ulysses - Das neue Projekt von dem Macher des Dominus Estate.

Christian Moueix hat Ulysses 2008 erworben und führt es nun stetig weiter an die Spitze des Napa Valley. Man kann den Ulysses als Bruder des Dominus sehen. Eine Cabernet Sauvignon dominierte Blend mit kleinen Anteilen von Cabernet Franc und Petit Verdot.

 
95 Parker Punkte für den Ulysses 2015 Napa ValleyLisa Parrotti Brown beschreibt den Ulysses wie folgt:

Possessing mere splashes of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon has a beautifully expressive crème de cassis nose with underlying black cherries, chocolate box, star anise and violets plus touches of pencil shavings and beef drippings. Medium to full-bodied, it delivers a quiet intensity of black fruits and restrained earthy layers supported by chewy tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long with mineral and savory nuances. It has lovely elegance and depth. It needs another 2-3 years in bottle, then it should cellar gracefully over the next 20+ years. 1,000 cases were made.

 
96 Punkte bei Vinous für den 2015er Ulysses Napa Valley Antonio Galloni beschreibt den Ulysses wie folgt:

The 2015 Ulysses brings together the richness of the year with a good bit of underlying support. Dark and powerful in the glass, but with silky tannins and striking purity of fruit, the 2015 is a wonderfully complete wine. Black cherry, plum, gravel, lavender and menthol give the 2015 many of its aromatic and flavor signatures. Readers will find much to admire in the 2015. The interplay of aromatics, fruit and structure places Ulysses among the finest wines of the vintage.

 
96 Punkte bei James Suckling für den 2015er Ulysses Napa ValleyJames Suckling beschreibt den Ulysses 2015 wie folgt:

Aromas of dark fruit, such as blackberries and black olives, as well as black tea and tanned leather. Raspberries and lemon spices, too. Full-bodied, very tight and polished with beautiful tannins and a weave of fruit and acidity to beautifully buttress the whole wine. Balanced and bright for the vintage. Drink in 2020 and onwards.
 
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Auch wenige Exemplare als Magnumflasche verfügbar!

Ulysses - Das neue Projekt von dem Macher des Dominus Estate.

Christian Moueix hat Ulysses 2008 erworben und führt es nun stetig weiter an die Spitze des Napa Valley. Man kann den Ulysses als Bruder des Dominus sehen. Eine Cabernet Sauvignon dominierte Blend mit kleinen Anteilen von Cabernet Franc und Petit Verdot.

 
99 Punkte bei James Suckling für den 2016 Ulysses Napa ValleyJames Suckling beschreibt den Ulysses 2016 wie folgt:

Aromas of sweet berries, fresh herbs, currant bush and licorice. Terracotta. Full body, layered and soft, velvety and focused tannins. Breathtaking texture. The focus ad polished is phenomenal. Harmonious. Enticing. Fascinating and thoughtful. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Drink or hold.

 
95+ Parker Punkte für den Ulysses 2016 Napa ValleyLisa Parrotti Brown beschreibt den Ulysses 2016 wie folgt:

Very deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon leaps from the glass with exuberant notes of cassis, black cherries and blackberries with touches of bay leaves, lavender, rose hip tea and pencil shavings plus a waft of spice box developing with time. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a well-sustained mid-palate of youthful black fruit, a rock-solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness lifting the perfumed fruit to a long, lively finish.

 
98+ Punkte vom Vinous-Team für den Ulysses 2016 Napa ValleyAntonio Galloni beschreibt den Ulysses 2016 wie folgt:

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is fabulous. Bright, powerful and pulsing with energy, the 2016 possesses stunning textural depth allied to a real sense of drive. Black cherry, tobacco, menthol, sage and licorice give this Cabernet from southern Oakville much of its distinctive personality. In this tasting, the 2016 Ulysses simply towers with pedigree and character. I loved it. Although the track record is short. the 2016 is the finest wine Christian Moueix and Tod Mostero have made at Ulysses.

Auch wenige Exemplare als Magnumflasche verfügbar!
 
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Magnumflasche in 1er Holzkiste

Ulysses - Das neue Projekt von dem Macher des Dominus Estate.

Christian Moueix hat Ulysses 2008 erworben und führt es nun stetig weiter an die Spitze des Napa Valley. Man kann den Ulysses als Bruder des Dominus sehen. Eine Cabernet Sauvignon dominierte Blend mit kleinen Anteilen von Cabernet Franc und Petit Verdot.

 
99 Punkte bei James Suckling für den 2016 Ulysses Napa ValleyJames Suckling beschreibt den Ulysses 2016 wie folgt:

Aromas of sweet berries, fresh herbs, currant bush and licorice. Terracotta. Full body, layered and soft, velvety and focused tannins. Breathtaking texture. The focus ad polished is phenomenal. Harmonious. Enticing. Fascinating and thoughtful. A blend of cabernet sauvignon, cabernet franc and petit verdot. Drink or hold.

 
95+ Parker Punkte für den Ulysses 2016 Napa ValleyLisa Parrotti Brown beschreibt den Ulysses 2016 wie folgt:

Very deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon leaps from the glass with exuberant notes of cassis, black cherries and blackberries with touches of bay leaves, lavender, rose hip tea and pencil shavings plus a waft of spice box developing with time. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a well-sustained mid-palate of youthful black fruit, a rock-solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness lifting the perfumed fruit to a long, lively finish.

 
98+ Punkte vom Vinous-Team für den Ulysses 2016 Napa ValleyAntonio Galloni beschreibt den Ulysses 2016 wie folgt:

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon is fabulous. Bright, powerful and pulsing with energy, the 2016 possesses stunning textural depth allied to a real sense of drive. Black cherry, tobacco, menthol, sage and licorice give this Cabernet from southern Oakville much of its distinctive personality. In this tasting, the 2016 Ulysses simply towers with pedigree and character. I loved it. Although the track record is short, the 2016 is the finest wine Christian Moueix and Tod Mostero have made at Ulysses.

Magnumflasche in 1er Holzkiste
 
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