USA

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.

 
Napanook 2014 Napa Valley Dominus Estate Magnum
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Napanook 2014 in der Magnumflasche

95 Punkte James Suckling

James Suckling beschreibt den Napanook 2014 by Dominus Estate 27. Januar 2017

92 Punkte Robert Parker
Robert M. Parker beschreibt den Napanook 2014 by Dominus Estate 28. Oktober 2016







 
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Napanook 2015 Magum Napa Valley
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96 Punkte James Suckling für den Napanook 2015 Napa Valley Dominus EstateJames Suckling im Mai 2018:

This is fantastic on the nose with blackberries and forest flowers. Very aromatic. Full body with soft, well-integrated and medium-grained tannins. Undertones of black olives. Love the hints of sandalwood. Drink or hold.


93+ Parker Punkte für Napanook 2015 Napa Valley Dominus EstateLisa Perrotti Brown im Oktober 2017:


Bottled in July 2017, Dominus’ more approachable, less tannic sister wine, Napanook, is a blend this year of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Napanook Proprietary Red Wine is redolent of crème de cassis, potpourri, plum preserves and violets with hints of dark chocolate, menthol, licorice and charcoal. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is densely packed with black fruit preserves and earthy layers, supported by firm, ripe, fine-grained tannins and finishing with great length.

Christian Moueix began our tasting of the 2015 vintage with a big smile. “We loved the vintage from the beginning,” he commented simply. Dominus winemaker Tod Mostero explained why 2015 was special: “We had a lot of winter rain—15 inches in December 2014. But then we had a very dry spring—just two inches in March and April. This equated to less vegetative growth, because when you have very little rain in spring, the vegetative growth tends to be limited. This means you need less water in the summer, since the vines prepare themselves for a dry growing season. Because we dry farm, the roots grow deeper and access water that normally wouldn’t be available. We had a similar profile in 2013. The 2015 temperatures were higher than normal but not excessive. Yields were about the same as 2013—smaller than average. The grapes were small. We experienced an early budburst, flowering and harvest, with harvest starting on September 2nd and finished by September 30th."

 




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Napanook 2016 Napa Valley Dominus Estate
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Sie erhalten den Napanook 2016 Napa Valley Dominus Estate auch in Kombination mit dem Dominus 2016 und dem Othello 2016.

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96 Punkte James Suckling für den Napanook 2016 Napa ValleyJames Suckling im Mai 2018:

This is a flamboyant red that offers hazelnuts, dark berries and a hint of chocolate. Full-bodied with round and soft tannins. So fresh. So rich, enticing and layered. A blend of 84 per cent cabernet sauvignon, nine per cent petit verdot and seven per cent cabernet franc. Delicious now. Drink or hold. April 2019 release.
 
93 Parker Punkte für Napanook 2016 Napa ValleyLisa Perrotti Brown im Oktober 2017:

Very deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Napanook Proprietary Red Wine is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 7% Cabernet Franc aged in 20% new oak. A beautiful perfume of violets, aniseed, truffles and lavender is just starting to emerge over a core of warm cassis, blackberry preserves and ripe plum plus hints of cedar chest, chocolate box, rare beef and cardamom. The palate is medium to full-bodied and firmly textured with very ripe tannins, gradually revealing layers of black and blue fruits plus loads of earthy sparks, finishing with amazing freshness and depth. 3,500 cases produced.


 
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Dominus 2005 Dominus Estate Napa Valley
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Dominus 2005 Napa Valley mit 98 Parker Punkten ausgezeichnetRobert M. Parker Jr. June 2015:

This blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot (note that rarely is any Merlot utilized at the historic Napanook Estate in Yountville). The alcohol, by California standards, is a relatively modest 14.1%. Blending the best of French savoir faire with the brilliant fruit purity and ripeness of Napa Valley, Moueix has turned in another tour de force that seems far superior today than it did when it was first released. This is one of the vintage’s greatest wines. Dense purple and youthful, with a glorious nose of earth, blackcurrants, sweet black cherries and incense, the oak is pushed way in the background, as it is in all of the Moueix wines, and the result is a wine of terroir, of great originality and authenticity. This full-bodied classic from Dominus can be drunk now, but really won’t hit its prime for another 4-5 years and last at least another two decades or more.
 

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Dominus Estate 2004 Dominus Napa Valley Christian Moueix
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Dominus Estate 2004 mit 97 Parker PunktenRobert M. Parker Jr. April 2014 / zehn Jahre später:

Like so many 2004s, the 2004 Dominus is a full-bodied wine showing brilliantly at age ten, with loads of complex cedar, kirsch, Christmas fruitcake, black currants and spice box. It has a creamy, opulent texture, but remains light on its feet. This sexy wine is showing exceptionally well and is best drunk over the next 10-15 years. Not one of the longest-lived wines from Dominus, but it is certainly at a wonderful point in its evolution right now.


 
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Dominus 2006 Dominus Estate Napa Valley
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Dominus 2006 mit 96 Parker Punkten ausgezeichnetRobert M. Parker Jr. Dezember 2008:

There are 6,500 cases of the superb 2006 Dominus (91% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Petit Verdot). Its dark plum/purple color is accompanied by aromas and flavors of truffles, forest floor, black cherries, black currants, and Asian spices. One of the finest wines of the vintage, it is complete, full-bodied, and seamlessly built with beautiful ripe tannins, low acidity, and a luscious, layered mouthfeel. The aromatics are even more evolved and complex than the 2005's. The 2006 should drink well for 20-25 years.
 
Dominus 2006 Napa Valley mit 96 Punkten bei James SucklingJames Suckling beschreibt den Dominus 2006 am 10.04.2012 wie folgt:

Starting to take on the tertiary character of ripe fruit and savory components with dusty tannins. Full and round with a lovely texture and a light salty, meaty and tobacco character. Forest floor. Sweet and sour. Just opening.


 
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Dominus 2007 Dominus Estate Napa Valley
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Dominus 2007 mit 99 Parker Punkten ausgezeichnetLisa Perrotti Brown im August 2018: 

Deep garnet in color with a touch of purple, the 2007 Proprietary Red Wine flaunts wonderfully expressive, vibrant blackberries and black cherries scents to begin, giving way to black raspberries and redcurrants with touches of Indian spices, potpourri, chargrill, sage, espresso, unsmoked cigars and tilled soil plus a waft of cloves. Medium to full-bodied, the elegantly styled palate offers tantalizing restraint with a firm frame of very fine, pixelated tannins and compelling freshness, finishing very long with an invigorating lift. Although this wine will handsomely reward a further 5-7 years in cellar, it can offer a lot of pleasure now but will need a couple of hours of decanting.


 
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Dominus 2008 Dominus Estate Napa Valley
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Dominus 2008 mit 99 Parker Punkten bewertetRobert M. Parker Jr. Dezember 2010:

Made in a more masculine style, the 2008 Dominus has all of that along with bigger body and more structure, fat, density and texture. Both are brilliant wines and they represent the finest back-to-back vintages for Dominus since 2001 and 2002 or 1990 and 1991. Both the 2007 and 2008 Dominus should drink well for 25-30 years. This estate, owned by Christian Moueix, includes the famed Napanook Vineyard that was the base of so many of the historic Inglenook Cabernet Sauvignons of the 1950s and 1960s. Interestingly, they have completely eliminated Merlot from the bottling. The 2007 Dominus is a 5,400-case blend of 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. There are 4,200 cases of the 2008 Dominus which is composed of 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Cabernet Franc and 3% Petit Verdot. Lower yields resulted in a denser, more concentrated wine. The remarkable thing about these cuvees is that they smell like a hypothetical blend of a top Napa Cabernet Sauvignon and a serious Bordeaux, possibly a cross blend of a Pomerol and Pauillac. Both wines possess silky sweet tannins, which is the big difference between Dominus post-1990 and the first seven vintages, where the tannin content was relatively high. About 40% new oak is used in their upbringing.
 


 
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Dominus 2010 Dominus Estate Napa Valley
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99 Sucklingpunkte für denJuni 2014

A cabernet-based red that’s all about the finish. Shows phenomenal character of caramelised orange, berries and lightly toasted oak. It’s also wonderfully structured, with great tannin, fruit, and acid balance. Try after 2018.
 

Dominus 2010 Napa Valley mit perfekten 100 Punkten ausgezeichnetRobert M. Parker Jr. 31. Oktober 2013:

Composed of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, the stunning, full-bodied 2010 Dominus boasts an exceptional perfume of hoisin sauce, licorice, underbrush, forest floor, plums, black currants and jammy cherries intertwined with hints of cedar, baking spices and oak. Full-bodied and voluptuously textured, the 2010 is on a slightly faster evolutionary track than the 2009 (somewhat of an anomaly for these two vintages). This exquisite as well as prodigious 2010 can be drunk young, but it should age effortlessly for 20-25 years. Bravo!
 


 
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Dominus 2012 Dominus Estate Napa Valley
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Dominus 2012 mit grandiosen 98 Punkten bei James SucklingJames Suckling beschreibt ihn am 28. July 2015 wie folgt:

Fabulous purity and clarity of fruit. Black currants, blackberries and violets. Full body, big soft tannins and a chocolate, hazelnut and dark fruit character. Some hot stones too. Ripe, velvety and fruity finish. Better in 2020 but delicious to drink now. Wonderful Dominus.
 
Dominus 2012 Napa Valley mit 98 Punkten bei ParkerRobert M. Parker Jr. beschreibt ihn im Oktober 2015 wie folgt:

The exuberance and drama in the stunning nose of the dense plum-colored 2012 Dominus offers up notes of Asian spice, ripe, black currants, kirsch, tobacco leaf and Christmas fruitcake. It is full-bodied and opulent, with no hard edges, a seamless integration of acidity, wood and tannin and a density and richness that are built to go on for 25-30 years.

 
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Dominus 2014 Dominus Estate Napa Valley
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Dominus 2014 mit 98 Punkten bei James SucklingJames Suckling beschreibt den Dominus Napa Valley 2014 am 27. Januar 2017:
Fabulous purity and clarity of fruit. Black currants, blackberries and violets. Full body, big soft tannins and a chocolate, hazelnut and dark fruit character. Some hot stones too. Ripe, velvety and fruity finish. Better in 2020 but delicious to drink now. Wonderful Dominus.

 
Dominus 2014 mit 97 Parker Punkten ausgezeichnetRobert M. Parker Jr. beschreibt den Dominus Napa Valley 2014 im Oktober 2016:
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 Dominus, which is 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc and 7% Petit Verdot really struts its stuff. Moueix’s belief in dry farming seems to be paying off with stronger and stronger vintages, each successive year, and the 2014 is a sexy, opulent, layered, multidimensional wine with notes of red and blackcurrant, cedar wood, tobacco leaf , spice box and licorice. The color is a dense plum/ruby/purple, much like the Napanook. This is a beauty that is already drinking gorgeously – as most 2014s are – and will continue to evolve for 25 or so years.


 
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Dominus 2015 Dominus Estate Napa Valley
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Dominus 2015 mit 98 Punkten bei James SucklingJames Suckling beschreibt den Dominus Napa Valley 2015 im Mai 2018: 

A phenomenal red from the vintage with sandalwood, roses, currants, blackberries and blackcurrants. Full-bodied, extremely structured and intense with a great finish. The tannins are so polished and poised. Shows tension and beauty throughout. Straight and focused. Drink in 2022. 

100 Parker Punkten für den Domius Napa Valley 2015 Dominus Estate YountvilleLisa Perrotti Brown beschreibt den Dominus 2015 im Oktober 2017:  

Bottled in July 2017 and composed of 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Petit Verdot and 5% Cabernet Franc, the Dominus 2015 Proprietary Red Wine leaps from the glass with notes of fresh wild blueberries, crushed blackberries and black currant juice with touches of wild thyme, underbrush, iron ore and aniseed with wafts of lavender and pencil lead. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has incredible energy and vivacity, with the firm, pixelated tannins and lively backbone skillfully framing the muscular fruit, finishing with wonderful length and depth.






 
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Ulysses 2012 Napa Valley by Christian Moueix
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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 by Christian Moueix
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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 by Christian Moueix
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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 by Christian Moueix
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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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Ulysses 2016 Napa Valley by Christian Moueix
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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.

 

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.



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Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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Der Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 stammt von dem größten Weinberg des Weinguts, sage und schreibe 3,3 Hektar. Die Fläche ist also nicht wirklich groß, dafür ist der Wein, der hier entsteht, geradezu riesig. Die Böden sind geprägt von vulkanischer Asche, eisenhaltig und steinig. Im Glas ein tief dunkles Purpurrot, die Nase zeigt Aromen von Cassiscréme, Brombeerlikör, Süßholz, Trüffel und Graphit - so riecht für uns Rotwein in Perfektion. Im Mund ist der Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 füllig, mit samtiger Textur, erstklassiger Balance und spektakulärem Nachhall. Gut 30 Jahre Lagerpotential, schon zugänglich aber eine Flaschenreife von weiteren 5 Jahren dürfte ihm sensationell stehen.

96 Punkte James Suckling
er bewertet den Diamond Volcanic Hill 2014 am 31.10.2017 wie folgt:
Loads of blue fruit, violets and lavender. Flowers everywhere. Full body and medium chewy tannins. Bright and vivid. Tangy and long. Needs four to five years to open. Try in 2022.

96+ Parker Punkte
Lisa Perrotti Brown bewertet den Diamond Volcanic Hill 2014 am 31.10.2017 wie folgt:
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Volcanic Hill is a little youthfully subdued and broody at this early stage, revealing black soil, truffles and tapenade notions over a blackberry and cassis core, plus a touch of chocolate box. The medium to full-bodied palate springs to life with vibrant black fruit and subtle earth and savory suggestions, framed by rounded tannins and plenty of freshness, finishing long.
 

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Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2014
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Der Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 stammt aus einer knapp 3 Hektar großen Lage. Das Weingut bewirtschaftet insgesamt nur etwas über 8 Hektar. Die Böden des Red Rock Terrace sind Eisenhaltig, dadurch wird er, ähnlich wie beim Deutschen Roten Hang, leicht rötlich gefärbt. Im Glas zeigt sich eine Purpurrote Farbe, durch die Bodenprägung weist die Nase Aromen von Ochsenblut auf, allerdings nur sehr subtil, im Vordergrund steht Cassismarmelade, Brombeere, etwas Süßholz und Erdboden. Im Mund präsentiert sich der Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 mit vollem, geschmeidigem Körper, hohem Extrakt und einer unfassbaren Ausgeglichenheit, die man einem solchen Schwergewicht kaum zutraut. Ein Wein für den Keller, mindestens noch 5 Jahre Flaschenreife empfehlen wir, bis hin zu 30 Jahren Potential.

97 Punkte James Suckling
er bewertet den Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace 2014 wie folgt:
Beautiful clarity and brilliance define this with blackberry, currant and floral aromas that follow through to a full body, glorious fruit and remarkable tension. Velvety and opulent. Needs four to five years to come around. Try in 2022.

96+ Parker Punkte
Lisa Perrotti Brown bewertet den Diamond Creek Red Rock Terrace 2014 am 31.10.2017 wie folgt:
Deep inky black in color, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Red Rock Terrace is scented of blackberries, warm black plums and red and black currants with touches of fertile soil, sautéed herbs, charcuterie, new leather and garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, the red and black fruits layers fill the mouth, framed by firm, grainy tannins and bags of freshness, finishing long and earthy.

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L'Aventure Optimus Estate 2016 Paso Robles
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92 Parker Punkte für L'Aventure Optimus Estate 2016 Paso RoblesWilliam Kelley bewertet den Optimus 2016 im Mai 2018 wie folgt:

A blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petit Verdot that checks in at 15.4% alcohol, the 2016 Optimus reveals a lavish bouquet of crunchy berries, anise and creamy new oak. On the palate, it's full-bodied, spicy and richly tannic, with generous, oak-influenced flavors and a crunchy core of fruit. The finish is long and youthfully chewy. Bottled barely one month before I tasted it, this is already quite expressive and should begin to drink well after just a few years. The Optimus is Asseo's longest-running cuvée, realizing an ambition to blend Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon he nurtured in his native Bordeaux.

93 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für denim September im 2018:

Brilliant violet. Ripe dark berries, licorice, woodsmoke and candied violet on the deeply perfumed, spice-accented nose. Concentrated but lively as well, offering intense blackberry, cassis, cola and spicecake flavors that show impressive delineation and back-end lift. A very long, sappy finish features slow-building tannins, a hint of mocha and lingering smokiness. Drink 2024 – 2033.


L'Aventure Optimus Estate 2016 Paso Robles 94 Punkte von Jeb DunnuckJeb Dunnuck im November 2018:

Moving to the wines from bottle and starting with the 2016 Optimus, which is always a great introduction into the wines of this estate, it’s a blend of 50% Syrah, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Petit Verdot that spent 14 months in 60% new barrels. This full-bodied, rich yet also elegant and lively red gives up a big, sweet nose of crème de cassis, toasted spice, licorice, and graphite. With good acidity and impressive finesse and elegance as well as richness, it’s a no-brainer purchase to drink over the coming 7-8 years.

 

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L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2016 Paso Robles
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97-99+ Parker Punkte | L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2016 Paso RoblesLisa Perrotti Brown bewertet den Estate cuvee 2016 im September 2017 wie folgt:

52% Syrah, 32% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Estate Cuvee is all black cherries, crème de cassis and chocolate box on the nose with a Chinese five spice and potpourri undercurrent. The full-bodied palate is rich, opulent and firmly structured, with great purity and depth, finishing with lingering spice and dried herbs notes.


















 

112,10 EUR
149,47 EUR pro l
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2018 Paso Robles
NEU
94-96



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L'Aventure Estate Cuvee 2018 Paso Robles mit 100 Punkte von Jeb DunnuckJeb Dunnuck im September 2020:

The 2018 Estate Cuvee checks 45% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petit Verdot brought up in 90% new French oak. Tasting like the straight Cab, yet with more sex appeal, it offers a huge nose of crème de cassis, white flowers, crushed stone, graphite, and crushed flowers. This carries to a full-bodied, gorgeously textured red with incredible balance, no hard edges, a thrilling mid-palate, and a great, great finish. It's going to benefit from 5-6 years of bottle age and keep for upwards of two decades or more. Hats off to winemaker Stephan Asseo on another incredible wine, as well as, I suspect the wine of the vintage.
 


94-96+ Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Erin Brooks im Februar 2020:

A barrel sample blended of 45% Syrah, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Petit Verdot aging in about 90% new oak, the 2018 Estate Cuvée has a very deep ruby-purple color and explodes to crème de cassis, black cherries, blueberry and boysenberry preserves with accents of violet, grilled lamb, dried thyme, coffee, soil and chocolate with exotic spices in the undercurrent. The full-bodied palate is incredibly pixelated and silky with very bold freshness and a long, layered finish. I can't wait to see taste this beauty from bottle.


 


- 100% estate grown fruit from L’Aventure Vineyard
- 90% new French oak and 10% 1-year-old French oak, with malolactic fermentation in barrel
- Length of aging: 15 months
- No fining, no filtering


Stephan Asseo, founder and winemaker at L’Aventure Winery, began making wine in 1982 when he established Domaine Courteillac in Bordeaux. He and his family later purchased Chateau Fleur Cardinal (Saint-Emilion Grand Cru) and Chateau Robin (Cotes de Castillion). Over the next 15 years, Stephan developed into an artisan winemaker of fastidious craftsmanship, and gained a reputation as a maverick vigneron. However, his true desire was to be more innovative than AOC law would allow. In 1996, this led him on a quest for a great terroir, where he could pursue his ideal as a winemaker. After searching for over a year among the world’s great wine fields, Stephan found Paso Robles. He immediately “fell in love” with the unique terroir. The rolling topography of the Santa Lucia Mountain Range, the deep calcareous soils, and the maritime influence of the renowned Templeton Gap all combine to produce a world class wine country, with the potential to craft some of the world’s greatest blends. It is here, in Paso Robles, that Stephan began his adventure, “L’Aventure”. His winemaking vision has quickly resulted in wines which have earned high scores and critical acclaim.

 
99,00 EUR
132,00 EUR pro l
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Robert Mondavi 2013 Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
95+
96
95+ Parker Punkte
31. Dezember 2015
The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve from the To Kalon Vineyard celebrates the 50th anniversary of the great Robert Mondavi and his extraordinary vision to create something special in the heart of Napa Valley. A beautifully polished wine, with a dense ruby/purple color, it is still tightly knit and showing high-quality oak. The wine is full-bodied and rich, with outstanding depth, ripeness and purity. There is plenty of backbone and tannin for 25-30 years of cellaring. The wine shows notes of chocolate and plenty of blackcurrant fruit and blackberry. This is a beauty and certainly a great reserve and worthy homage to the legendary Robert Mondavi. Give it another 2-4 years of cellaring, and drink it over the following 30 years.

96 Punkte James Suckling
3. Mai 2016
Aromas of black currants, violets, lavender, and stone follow through a full body, chewy tannins and toned muscular structure. This is a Mondavi reserve that harkens back to the great years of the 1970s. A tribute to the 50th anniversary of the winery. Try in 2022.
164,74 EUR
219,65 EUR pro l
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Opus One 2016 Rothschild & Mondavi Napa Valley
98
99
96
 
Die Cuvee für den Opus One 2016 besteht nach Angaben des Weinguts aus 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malbec. Der Ausbau erfolgte für 18 Monate in 100% neuen französischen Fässern. Der Jahrgang 2016 im Napa kann als eine Art Vermählung der beiden Jahrgänge 2013 und 2014 beschrieben werden. Die Dichte und Intensität des 2013er und die Feinheit und Eleganz aus dem 2014er Jahr. Eines ist auf jeden Fall sicher, 2016 ist auch auf Opus One ein herausragendes Jahr.
 

99 Sucklingpunkte für den Opus One 2016James Suckling beschreibt den Opus One 2016 im Mai 2018: 

Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive and brightness. So refined at the end. Needs at least three to five years to come together.. 
 

98 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Opus One 2016 Rothschild & Mondavi Napa ValleyLisa Perrotti Brown beschreibt den Opus One 2016 im Oktober 2019:  

Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Opus One offers up bold, expressive black and blue fruits: warm black plums, black cherries, blackcurrants and wild blueberries with a beautiful undercurrent of lilacs, roses, fertile loam, underbrush and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is a tightly coiled spring ready to explode, with fantastic tension and wonderfully ripe, very fine-grained tannins, finishing very long with a mineral lift.

INFO: Damit ist der Opus One 2016 der höchst bewertete Jahrgang den es jemals gab.

96+ Punkt vom Vinous-Team für den Opus One 2016Antonio Galloni im März 2018:

The 2016 Opus One has turned out beautifully. In this mini-vertical, the 2016 most closely resembles the 2014, although it has more mid-palate sweetness and overall depth, along with a slightly darker profile. I expect the 2016 will enjoy a long drinking window that will start to open relatively soon. Of the last four vintages, the 2016 is certainly the most open-knit in the early going. The blend is 78% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec.


Noch 6 Flaschen des Jahrgangs verfügbar



 
369,00 EUR
492,00 EUR pro l
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Opus One 2015 Rothschild & Mondavi Napa Valley
97+
98
96+
 

98 Punkte James Suckling für Opus One 2015 Rothschild & Mondavi Napa ValleyJames Suckling bewertet den Opus 2015 am 07. Juli 2018 wie folgt:

Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. I like it slightly better than the excellent 2014. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 2% malbec. Drink or hold.

Unsere Interpretation:
Bei James Suckling ist es ebenfalls nur der 2013er Jahrgang der mit seinen perfekten 100 Punkten den 2015er Opus One übertrifft. Vorjahrgänge wie 2012 und 2014 des Opus One sind beide mit 97 Punkten ausgelobt und sortieren sich in der Reihenfolge leicht unter dem 2015er Opus One ein.
 

96+ Punkte bei Vinous für den Opus One 2015 Rothschild & Mondavi Napa ValleyAntonio Galloni bewertet den Opus One 2015 im März 2018 wie folgt:

The 2015 Opus One is just as fabulous from bottle as it was from barrel. Dark, sumptuous and voluptuous in the glass, with no hard edges, the 2015 captures all the essence of the vintage while retaining a good bit of aromatic freshness. At this stage, the new oak is still a bit prominent, but that should not be an issue as the wine ages. There is more than enough depth for the 2015 to develop positively for 20-25 years, perhaps more. Just bottled a month prior to this tasting, the 2015 is naturally a bit more reticent than it has been in the past. Winemaker Michael Silacci add that the 2015 will, in his view, follow a similar trajectory to the 2008, which he later opened for the sake of comparison. In my view, the 2015 will always be more extroverted, although it does need time to be at its most expressive. The blend is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec.

Unsere Interpretation:
Bei Vinous / Antonio Galloni ist zwar noch kein Opus One als perfekter Wein bewertet worden, doch auch hier ist es neben dem Opus 2010 der Opus One 2013 (beide 97 Punkte) die das Feld anführen. Mit der Bewertung des 2015er Opus One könnte sich aber ein neuer Spitzenreiter in Stellung bringen.
 

97+ Parker Punkte für Opus One 2015 Rothschild & Mondavi Napa ValleyLisa Perrotti Brown bewertet ihn am 31. August 2018 wie folgt:

Composed of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec, Opus One's 2015 Proprietary Red Wine is truly an iron fist in a velvet glove, delivering a powerhouse of flavors and structure with a seductively plush texture. It opens with a deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully spicy notes of cinnamon stick, cloves and fenugreek with a core of cherry preserves, redcurrant jelly, blackberry pie and warm plums plus hints of camphor, lavender and cigar box. Full-bodied, rich and bold in the mouth, it fills the palate with exotic spice-laced black and red fruits, framed by firm, beautifully ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing with epic persistence. Although it is already approachable, allow it another 3-5 years in bottle for its myriad of subtle accents to fully blossom and then drink it over the next 30+ years.
Call it a hat trick: Opus One knocks it out of the park with three excellent, if very different, takes on the the last string of vintages: 2015, 2016 and 2017. Already previously reviewed as a barrel sample, the 2015 was a show-stopper from barrel and is equally impressive in bottle. The last of the "drought" years and a rather warm one at that, the resolute nature of these impeccably tended Oakville vines is apparent in the complex layers, beautiful freshness and rock-solid frame of this wine. 2016 is the vintage winemakers can't remember because it was so uneventful. "We had plenty of rain in the early part of the year," commented Opus One winemaker Michael Silacci, "followed by an early budbreak. We were able to pick fairly regularly with an even flow in the cellar." The more 2016s I taste, the harder it is to fault this decadent, rich, blue and black-fruited vintage. 2017 was, of course, another vintage story altogether and one that I will cover comprehensively in my full Napa report at the end of October. It was a year that started with a deluge, got blasted with heat during Labor Day weekend and then suffered the most devastating wildfires this area has seen just at the tail end of harvest. After all is said and done, I only judge what's in the glass, and what I've tasted so far (admittedly from some of the very best wineries in the Valley) is not too shabby at all. Readers can generally expect elegant, refreshing, medium-bodied wines—like this 2017 Opus One—with pretty perfumes, red fruit signatures and subtle dried herbs in the background. Tannins generally aren't as plush and ripe as in previous vintages, but it's nothing that judicious extractions can't manage. Smoke taint? I certainly didn't pick up any in this Opus One sample, although Opus One had nearly finished harvest (90%) by the first night of the fires.


 
340,20 EUR
453,60 EUR pro l
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Opus One 2014 Napa Valley Magnum
96
97
96

in der Magnumflasche | 3 x verfügbar

97 Punkte James Suckling für den Opus One 2014James Suckling bewertet im Juni 2017 den Opus One 2014 wie folgt:

Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020. Available on October 2017.
 
 
96 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Opus One 2014Lisa Perrotti Brown bewertet den Opus One 2014 am 31.Oktober 2017 wie folgt:

Blended of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, the Opus One 2014 Proprietary Red Wine sports an inky purple color and nose of crushed black and red currants, black cherries and mulberries with touches of underbrush, sautéed herbs and pencil shavings plus a waft of spice box. Medium-bodied, finely crafted and with an energetic line lifting the red and black fruits, it has a bold frame of grainy tannins and a very long, earth and spice-layered finish.
 
 
Antonio Galloni vergibt 96 Punkte für den Opus One 2014Antonio Galloni bewertet den Opus One 2014 am 31.Oktober 2017 wie folgt:

The 2014 Opus One is not as showy or obvious as some of the other surrounding vintages, but it will have its day. Stylistically, the 2014 is bright and also a touch linear, with a construction built more on focus rather than opulence. Readers should plan on giving the 2014 another few years in bottle at a minimum. The mid-weight style is a bit Old World-leaning in this striking, super-classic Opus One.

 

750,59 EUR
500,39 EUR pro l
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Opus One 2017 Napa Valley Rothschild & Mondavi
NEU
95
95
95+


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Opus One 2017 Napa Valley mit 95 Suckling PunktenJames Suckling bewertet den Opus 2015 am 07. Juli 2018 wie folgt:

Lots of currant and floral notes on the nose. Hints of mint and spice. Medium-to full-bodied, round and savory with creamy, juicy tannins. Hints of citrus underneath. Bright, fresh and delicious. Drink or hold.

Opus One 2017 Napa Valley mit 95+ Punkten vom Vinous-TeamAntonio Galloni bewertet den Opus One 2015 im März 2018 wie folgt:

A remarkable wine for the year, the 2017 Opus One is a dense, full-throttle beauty. Plush fruit and soft, silky contours give the 2017 its racy personality. Exotic, beautifully perfumed and impeccable in its balance, Opus One is one of the most complete wines of the vintage. In 2017, Opus One has a distinctly red-toned fruit profile that distinguishes it from the surrounding vintages.

Opus One 2017 Napa Valley mit 95 Parker Puntken vom Wine Advocate ausgezeichnetLisa Perrotti Brown bewertet ihn am 31. Oktober 2020 wie folgt:

Opus One had picked 91% of their fruit before the fires started in 2017, and only two lots were eliminated from consideration. The 2017 Opus One, bottled in July 2019, is a blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.5% Petit Verdot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4.5% Merlot and 1% Malbec. Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, it slowly grows on the nose, revealing compelling notes of baked black cherries, mulberries, black raspberries, warm cassis and blackberry pie with nuances of spice cake, yeast extract, tapenade, licorice and dusty soil with a waft of wild sage. Medium-bodied, the palate has a lively skip in its step, featuring bags of juicy raspberry and cassis-laced fruit and a refreshing line, supported by ripe, plush tannins, finishing long and graceful.


 
305,00 EUR
406,67 EUR pro l
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Opus One 2015 Magnum Napa Valley Rothschild & Mondavi
NEU
97+
98
96+

in der Magnumflasche | 3 x verfügbar

 

98 Punkte James Suckling für Opus One 2015 Rothschild & Mondavi Napa ValleyJames Suckling bewertet den Opus 2015 am 07. Juli 2018 wie folgt:

Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. I like it slightly better than the excellent 2014. 81% cabernet sauvignon, 4% petit verdot, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot and 2% malbec. Drink or hold.

Unsere Interpretation:
Bei James Suckling ist es ebenfalls nur der 2013er Jahrgang der mit seinen perfekten 100 Punkten den 2015er Opus One übertrifft. Vorjahrgänge wie 2012 und 2014 des Opus One sind beide mit 97 Punkten ausgelobt und sortieren sich in der Reihenfolge leicht unter dem 2015er Opus One ein.
 

96+ Punkte bei Vinous für den Opus One 2015 Rothschild & Mondavi Napa ValleyAntonio Galloni bewertet den Opus One 2015 im März 2018 wie folgt:

The 2015 Opus One is just as fabulous from bottle as it was from barrel. Dark, sumptuous and voluptuous in the glass, with no hard edges, the 2015 captures all the essence of the vintage while retaining a good bit of aromatic freshness. At this stage, the new oak is still a bit prominent, but that should not be an issue as the wine ages. There is more than enough depth for the 2015 to develop positively for 20-25 years, perhaps more. Just bottled a month prior to this tasting, the 2015 is naturally a bit more reticent than it has been in the past. Winemaker Michael Silacci add that the 2015 will, in his view, follow a similar trajectory to the 2008, which he later opened for the sake of comparison. In my view, the 2015 will always be more extroverted, although it does need time to be at its most expressive. The blend is 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec.

Unsere Interpretation:
Bei Vinous / Antonio Galloni ist zwar noch kein Opus One als perfekter Wein bewertet worden, doch auch hier ist es neben dem Opus 2010 der Opus One 2013 (beide 97 Punkte) die das Feld anführen. Mit der Bewertung des 2015er Opus One könnte sich aber ein neuer Spitzenreiter in Stellung bringen.
 

97+ Parker Punkte für Opus One 2015 Rothschild & Mondavi Napa ValleyLisa Perrotti Brown bewertet ihn am 31. August 2018 wie folgt:

Composed of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec, Opus One's 2015 Proprietary Red Wine is truly an iron fist in a velvet glove, delivering a powerhouse of flavors and structure with a seductively plush texture. It opens with a deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully spicy notes of cinnamon stick, cloves and fenugreek with a core of cherry preserves, redcurrant jelly, blackberry pie and warm plums plus hints of camphor, lavender and cigar box. Full-bodied, rich and bold in the mouth, it fills the palate with exotic spice-laced black and red fruits, framed by firm, beautifully ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing with epic persistence. Although it is already approachable, allow it another 3-5 years in bottle for its myriad of subtle accents to fully blossom and then drink it over the next 30+ years.
Call it a hat trick: Opus One knocks it out of the park with three excellent, if very different, takes on the the last string of vintages: 2015, 2016 and 2017. Already previously reviewed as a barrel sample, the 2015 was a show-stopper from barrel and is equally impressive in bottle. The last of the "drought" years and a rather warm one at that, the resolute nature of these impeccably tended Oakville vines is apparent in the complex layers, beautiful freshness and rock-solid frame of this wine. 2016 is the vintage winemakers can't remember because it was so uneventful. "We had plenty of rain in the early part of the year," commented Opus One winemaker Michael Silacci, "followed by an early budbreak. We were able to pick fairly regularly with an even flow in the cellar." The more 2016s I taste, the harder it is to fault this decadent, rich, blue and black-fruited vintage. 2017 was, of course, another vintage story altogether and one that I will cover comprehensively in my full Napa report at the end of October. It was a year that started with a deluge, got blasted with heat during Labor Day weekend and then suffered the most devastating wildfires this area has seen just at the tail end of harvest. After all is said and done, I only judge what's in the glass, and what I've tasted so far (admittedly from some of the very best wineries in the Valley) is not too shabby at all. Readers can generally expect elegant, refreshing, medium-bodied wines—like this 2017 Opus One—with pretty perfumes, red fruit signatures and subtle dried herbs in the background. Tannins generally aren't as plush and ripe as in previous vintages, but it's nothing that judicious extractions can't manage. Smoke taint? I certainly didn't pick up any in this Opus One sample, although Opus One had nearly finished harvest (90%) by the first night of the fires.


VORVERKAUF - die Auslieferung erfolgt Ende November 2020
750,00 EUR
500,00 EUR pro l
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Ridge Lytton Springs 2017 Zinfandel Sonoma County Dry Creek Valley
94


94 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für den Ridge Lytton Springs 2017 Zinfandel Sonoma County Dry Creek ValleyVerkostungsnotiz von Antonio Galloni von Oktober 2019:

Ridge's 2017 Lytton Springs opens up beautifully, with bright acids that drive a whole range of red/purplish fruit intermingled with floral notes. Creamy and ample in feel, the 2017 boasts superb balance and pedigree. Readers lucky enough to owe it should plan on cellaring it for at least a few years.



Weinbeschreibung:
74% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, 9% Carignane, 2% Mataro

Winemaker Tatsing Note:
Nose of plum, blackberry and licorice. Plentiful raspberry fruit on entry with notes of pepper sage, well coated tannins and long layered finish. JO (7/19)
 



Winemaker John Olney über den Ridge Lytton Springs 2017 Zinfandel Sonoma County Dry Creek Valley



Quelle: Ridge Vineyards


 
38,02 EUR
50,69 EUR pro l
inkl. 16% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
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