Kalifornien

Weinregion Kalifornien:
Kalifornien ist der größte Weinproduzent in den USA und hat sich über die letzten Jahrzehnte zu einem der weltweit führenden Weinanbaugebiete entwickelt und lässt sich in vier Regionen aufteilen:
North Cost, Central Cost, Central Valley und South Coast. Die wohl bekannteste Region ist das Napa Valley (North Cost), welches vor allem durch Cabernet Sauvignon beherrscht wird. Die am meisten angebaute Weißweinrebsorte ist Chardonnay. Die größten Weingüter wie Opus One, Dominus und Robert Mondavi sind hier zu finden, welche ohne Frage zur absoluten Weltspitze gehören.
Weitere Anbaugebiete sind Sonoma County, Mendocino County und Lake County (North Cost), Monterey County, Livermore Valley und Santa Barbara County (Central Coast) und Sandiego County (South Coast).

 
Verite Winery La Muse 2015
97
 
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
100
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
99
 
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
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.

 
105,00 EUR
140,00 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Caymus Special Selection 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon
 
Der einzige Wein in der Welt, der es geschafft hat in der TOP 100 Bestenliste des Winespectator den ersten Platz zu belegen.



95 Punkte vom Wine Spectator für denThis asserts itself through flattery right from the start, with a gush of warmed cassis, açaí berry reduction and plum preserves laced liberally with mocha-accented toast and carried by very plush structure. This is weighty and brimming with fruit, while the toast takes a lengthy encore on the finish. A hedonist's dream. Drink now through 2034. 22,075 cases made. — JM


 
215,00 EUR
286,67 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
S.L.V. 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Stags Leap Wine Cellars
95
96
95+
 
 

96 Sucklingpunkte für den S.L.V. 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Stags Leap Wine CellarsJames Suckling im September 2022:

Deep yet floral nose with pure cassis, blackberry and blueberry concentrate, as well as hints of sandalwood and pine. Quite ample on the palate, laden with velvety tannins in a mealy form. Rich and primary, yet juicy and supple. Densely packed. Approach from 2025.
 

95 Puntke vom Wine Advocate für den S.L.V. 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Stags Leap Wine CellarsLisa Perrotti Brown im September 2022:

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V. features perfumed aromas of violets and cassis. It's medium to full-bodied on the palate, nicely elegant while being powerful and sturdy at the same time. No, it's not made in a modern, blockbuster style, but it's true to its heritage, with subtle herb shadings and a long, silky finish.


 

mit 95+ Punkten von Jeb Dunnuck bewertet S.L.V. 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Stags Leap Wine CellarsJeb Dunnuck im Februar 2023:

Pure crème de cassis, violets, and lead pencil shaving nuances emerge from the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon S.L.V., a concentrated, structured, almost austere 2019 that has terrific balance as well as a great mid-palate. Possessing youthful tannins and remarkable purity of fruit, this ultra-classic, flawlessly put together Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will benefit from 4-5 years of bottle age and keep for 20-25 years. Count me impressed – this is brilliant juice.
179,90 EUR
239,87 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Dominus Estate 2013 Dominus Napa Valley Christian Moueix
100
100
100
 
Beschreibung für den Dominus 2013

Dominus 2013 captures the deep character of the Napanook Vineyard. and unfolds with magnificent dimension. Blue and purple fruit. violets and earth unite in a wine whose
aging potential is unlimited.
“In Napa. the 2013 vintage is. for me. the vintage of a lifetime.” - Christian Moueix

2 0 1 3 D O M I N U S Napa Valley
2013 was characterized by a very dry spring and a consistently warm summer/early fall. Only 6.4 inches of rainfall were recorded from January to June (versus 17.7 inches average).
Low reserves of soil water limited vine growth. While average temperatures remained warm throughout spring and summer. no heat spikes were recorded in July. August or September.
In terms of thermal time (growing degree days). the season was 18 days ahead of the norm at the beginning of harvest (September 10).
Blend:
Cabernet Sauvignon: 89%. Petit Verdot: 7%. Cabernet Franc: 4%
 

100 Punkte Vinous für den Dominus Estate 2013 Domius Napa Valley Christian MoueixAntonio Galloni für Vinous im Oktober 2015: 

The 2013 Dominus overwhelms all the senses with its magnificent overall balance and towering intensity. Deep and nearly impenetrable in the glass. the 2013 boasts off the charts dry extract and overall power. Violets. smoke. black cherries. menthol. incense. crème de cassis and dark spices are some of the many signatures that take shape in the glass. Even better in bottle than it was in barrel. the 2013 is utterly magnificent. This is a remarkably vivid. nuanced wine considering its sheer size.
 

Dominus 2013 mit 100 Punkten bei James SucklingJames Suckling beschreibt ihn am 13. September 2016 wie folgt:

The aromas to this are multidimensional and fascinating with black truffles. bark. cloves. black currants. citrus. and even ginseng. Full-bodied. yet reserved and austere with chewy and powerful tannins that remain polished and refined. The flavors are more umami and savory. Then there are forest fruits and blood-orange undertones. The wine goes on for minutes. A wine to age for a lifetime. It's an experience to taste this. A new classic showing its history and tradition as a source of the greatest wines ever from Napa. A wine to enjoy forever.
 

Dominus 2013 Napa Valley mit 100 Parker PunktenRobert M. Parker Jr. 30. Oktober 2015:

The 2013 Dominus is. to my way of thinking. one of the most profound wines Christian Moueix has yet made in his rather brilliant winemaking history. both in France and in Napa Valley. This wine. with very low yields of only 3.500 cases and a final blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon. 7% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc. offers up notes of cedar wood. forest floor. loamy soil and oodles of blackberry and blackcurrant fruit. Very opaque purple in color. super-pure and intense. this wine has low acidity. but ripe. noticeable tannins. This is a 30- to 40-year wine and a profound effort from this famous vineyard in Yountville. Drink it over the next 40+ years. 
 

 
660,00 EUR
880,00 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley S.L.V. 2013
Magnum
 

Der Kultwein aus dem Judgment of Paris wird 40 Jahre alt. Eine wirkliche Rarität ist dieser noch so junge 2013er Napa Cabernet, was für ein Jahrgang um seinen 40. Geburtstag zu feiern.

Der 2013er S.L.V. bietet faszinierende Aromen von dunkler Schokolade, Johannisbeere, Dattel, Lakritze und Backgewürz. Dieser erstklassige Napa Cabernet ist vollmundig mit vielschichtigen, komplexen Aromen von schwarzer Johannisbeere, Waldbeere, Graphit und Vanille, die zu einem kräftigen, aber seidigen Abgang führen. Die strukturierten Tannine, die reiche Frucht und die angenehme Mineralität des Weins weisen auf die Alterungsfähigkeit dieses Weins hin.

Speisenempfehlung: Mit Gewürzen geriebenes Ribeye oder Filet Mignon, Ossobuco oder ein herzhaftes Waldpilzrisotto.

Analyse: 100 % Cabernet-Sauvignon Ausbau: 21 Monate, 90 % neue französische Eiche
Magnum
440,00 EUR
293,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley
97+
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100
"Ein wunderschön gemachter Wein, der anmutig altern sollte" (James Molesworth)

Am westlichen Rand von St. Helena im Napa Valley gelegen, ist das Terroir des Spottswoode Estate ideal für den Weinanbau. Der lehmhaltige Schwemmlandfächer des Sulphur Creek sorgt für eine hervorragende Drainage, während kühle Meeresbrisen, die zwischen dem Spring Mountain und dem Mayacamas-Gebirge wehen, eine gleichmäßige Reifung der Früchte ermöglichen. Bei Spottswoode sind Traubenanbau und Weinherstellung eng miteinander verbunden. Neben der Gesundheit und Widerstandsfähigkeit, die der biologische und biodynamische Anbau unserem Weinberg gebracht hat, trägt die individuelle Betreuung jedes Blocks zur gleichbleibenden Qualität und den einzigartigen Eigenschaften der Weine bei.
 
 
Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 Napa Valley mit einer 100 Punkte Auszeichnung von Jeb DunnuckJeb Dunnuck im Januar 2021:

One of the wines of the vintage, as well as a legendary Napa Cabernet that will compete with anything out there, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate reveals a deep purple hue as well as extraordinary notes of pure crème de cassis and blackberry-scented fruits intermixed with lots tobacco leaf, lead pencil, spice, and hints of flowers. Reminding me of the 2016 with its purity as well as its balance, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a layered, seamless texture, and a blockbuster of a finish. Based on 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot, this is a wine you don’t want to miss! It’s going to take 7-8 years to hit its early drinking plateau and cruise for 30-40 years in cold cellars.  
 
97+ Punkte vom Wine Advocate für denVerkostungsnotiz von Joe Czerwinski für den Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 im September 2022:

Clearly a stupendous effort but just far too young at this stage, Spottswoode's 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a concentrated, velvety core of black cherries, cassis and dusty loam, then supports it with hints of cedar and toasted oak. It's full-bodied, rich and youthfully intense, with a long, compelling finish that just won't quit. Give it a few more years, and it may indeed reach the perfection my predecessor predicted for it.
 
 
94 Sucklingpunkte für denJames Suckling schreibt im Januar 2021:

This has a polished nose of black cherry, blueberry pie, vanilla and crushed gravel. Evolves to charred wood and dried lavender. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, sleek tannins. There’s freshness to the finish with hints of blackcurrant leaf. Structured and still tight. Try from 2023.
 

 
96 Punkte vom Wine Spectator für denUnd für den Wine Spectator meint James Molesworth im Oktober 2021:

Very pure, with a piercing edge to its racy cassis, plum and blackberry coulis flavors, this moves along authoritatively while staying relatively light on its feet, with violet, savory and iron threads lining the mouthwatering finish. Beautifully rendered wine that should age gracefully. Best from 2022 through 2040. 4,278 cases made.
 
 
249,00 EUR
332,00 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Domius Napa Valley 2018 Dominus Estate Yountville
 
Platz 1 der TOP 100 Liste des Winespectator für das Jahr 2021
WINE OF THE YEAR

97 Punkte vom Wine Spectator für denJames Molesworth im Oktober 2021:
BEST EVER für den Winespectator - kein Wein des Dominus Estate wurde je höher bewertet.

This is tightly packed, with sleek, pure, driven notes of cassis, plum reduction and blackberry puree allied to an iron spine, while subtle alder, juniper, sweet bay leaf and tobacco notes peek in throughout. Very fine-grained, but impressively sturdy in feel, with a long, lingering note of iron piercing the finish. For the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2040. 4,000 cases made.

 
100 Sucklingpunkte für denJames Suckling beschreibt den Dominus Napa Valley 2018 im Mai 2021: 

This is incredible on the nose, offering hot stones, blackcurrants, iodine and wet earth. Full-bodied with a tight center palate, then it opens with a tannin structure that is weightless and spreads across the palate. Totally integrated on the palate. This is a magic-carpet wine. Really incredible. One of the reference points for the vintage. Drinkable now and please try a bottle, but it’s one for the cellar.

 
99 Parker Punkte für den Lisa Perrotti Brown beschreibt den Dominus 2018 im Februar 2021:

Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2018 Dominus slowly emerges from the glass with profound notes of blackcurrant cordial, ripe black plums, boysenberries and Black Forest cake with hints of violets, star anise, cracked black pepper, raspberry leaves and pencil lead, plus a touch of garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers impactful black fruit layers, creating a beguiling sense of richness that is beautifully countered by invigorating freshness and great poise, framed by super ripe, plush tannins and beautiful tension, finishing on a lingering fragrant earth note and, finally, lots of mineral sparks. For all that it is at the moment, one cannot help but feel that this 2018 is holding something back. Give it a good five years in bottle, at least, and then get set for what I suspect will be a mind-blowing transformation over the next 30 years+.


98 Punkte vom Vinous-Team für denAntonio Galloni im Januar 2022:

The 2018 Dominus has really shut down over the last year. I underestimated its imposing structure and density, both of which are on fully display today. The 2018 is a potent Dominus endowed with superb depth and tons of vertical explosive energy allied to a feeling of elegance that becomes increasingly apparent over time. Dark fruit, spice and a whole range of earthy, savory notes add layers of complexity. Superb.

 
100 Punkte von Jeb DunnuckJeb Dunnuck im Januar 2021:

The flagship 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 5% Petit Verdot brought up in 40% new French oak. With an essence of Cabernet-like character in its darker currants, green tobacco, cedar, graphite, and floral aromas and flavors, this gorgeous wine is full-bodied and has bright yet integrated acidity, polished tannins, and a great, great finish. It’s just gorgeously put together and a magical, flawless wine. It's going to take a decade to hit maturity but will evolve for 40-50 years in cold cellars. It is as good as it gets in classic, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon!
 
449,00 EUR
598,67 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Opus One 2017 Napa Valley Magnum
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95
95+
 
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.

Magnum
 
850,00 EUR
566,67 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
Peter Michael Les Pavots 2019 Sonoma County
99
98
 

97 Sucklingpunkte für den Peter Michael Les Pavots 2018 Sonoma CountyJames Suckling am 05.01.2021

Love the sweet berries, black olives, tile and fresh herbs on the nose with floral undertones. Oyster shell, too. Full-bodied with round, creamy tannins that are beautifully polished and refined. Very long finish. All about finesse and wonderful length. 68% cabernet sauvignon, 19% cabernet franc, 10% merlot and 3% petit verdot. Drink after 2023
 

96 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Peter Michael Les Pavots 2018 Sonoma CountyLisa Perrotti Brown 04.02.2021

Located in Knights Valley, Sonoma, the Les Pavots vineyard is located in the oldest of the estate-owned sites, planted in 1989. It is situated at 1,000-1,400 feet and is quite steep in areas. Composed of 68% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 10% Merlot and 3% Petit Verdot, the 2018 Les Pavots is medium to deep garnet-purple in color. It needs a fair bit of coaxing to unlock the intense scents of blackcurrant preserves, ripe black plums and boysenberries with touches of wild sage, tobacco leaf and pencil shavings. The full-bodied palate is densely packed and tightly wound with loads of black fruits, dried herbs and earthy layers, supported by firm, grainy tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and energetic. 3,255 cases were made.
 

97 Punkte von Jeb Dunnuck für den Peter Michael Les Pavots 2018 Sonoma CountyJeb Dunnuck am 22.07.2021

More minerality, graphite, and scorched earth notes emerge from the 2018 Les Pavots. Full-bodied and uber-concentrated, it reveals building tannins, awesome mid-palate depth, and one heck of a great finish. It's a serious, powerful, blockbuster beauty that also holds onto perfect balance and a beautiful sense of elegance. It will keep for two decades or more.
235,00 EUR
313,33 EUR pro l
inkl. 19% MwSt. zzgl. Versand
MAgnumflasche Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa Valley
98
96
95
"Ein Wein mit unglaublicher Finesse und Eleganz" (Spottswoode)

Am westlichen Rand von St. Helena im Napa Valley gelegen, ist das Terroir des Spottswoode Estate ideal für den Weinanbau. Der lehmhaltige Schwemmlandfächer des Sulphur Creek sorgt für eine hervorragende Drainage, während kühle Meeresbrisen, die zwischen dem Spring Mountain und dem Mayacamas-Gebirge wehen, eine gleichmäßige Reifung der Früchte ermöglichen. Bei Spottswoode sind Traubenanbau und Weinherstellung eng miteinander verbunden. Neben der Gesundheit und Widerstandsfähigkeit, die der biologische und biodynamische Anbau unserem Weinberg gebracht hat, trägt die individuelle Betreuung jedes Blocks zur gleichbleibenden Qualität und den einzigartigen Eigenschaften der Weine bei.

Ihm Rahmen einer vom Weingut organisierten Vertikalverkostung der Jahrgänge 2009 bis 2019 im November 2021 mit Teilnahme beispielsweise von Master-Sommelier Vincent Morrow und Master of Wine Martin Reyes heisst es zum Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa Valley: "Als einer der herausragenden Weine des Flights weist dieser Wein viele Ähnlichkeiten mit dem 2018er Jahrgang auf und schafft ein nahtloses Gleichgewicht zwischen Zugänglichkeit und Alterungsfähigkeit. Es gibt Noten von verschiedenen Beeren, Kirsche, Johannisbeeren, Sandelholz und gerösteter Eiche. Im Abgang finden sich Noten von Blaubeeren und Meeresdunst, mit einem subtilen Hauch von Bienenwachs."
 
98 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa ValleyVerkostungsnotiz von Joe Czerwinski für den Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 im September 2022:

The gorgeous 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is already drinking beautifully, with incredible waves of black cherry and cassis fruit that have completely absorbed the roughly two-thirds new oak. On this occasion, the wine came across as rather forward and supple, with lush tannins framing ample fruit on the medium to full-bodied palate. Impeccably balanced, with tremendous length on the cool, refreshing finish, it manages to showcase the warmth and generous nature of the site and vintage without going over the top.
 
96 Sucklingpunkte für den Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa ValleyJames Suckling schreibt im November 2021:

Ripe blackberries, blackcurrants, cocoa powder, dried thyme and walnut husk on the nose. It’s full-bodied, chewy and compact with firm tannins and a broad, muscular palate. Structured, polished and well balanced. From biodynamically grown grapes. Try after 2024.
 

 
95 Punkte vom Wine Spectator für den Spottswoode Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 Napa ValleyUnd für den Wine Spectator meint James Molesworth im November 2022:

VNot shy, this throws a pretty lush and gorgeous wave of warmed cassis and mulberry puree at you, carried by very polished tannins as violet, red licorice and sweet tobacco hints fill in behind. Shows good energy through the finish, too, with a subtle mineral hint to keep everything honest. Lovely. Drink now through 2037.
 
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Domius Napa Valley 2018 Dominus Estate Yountville
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96 Punkte vom Wine Spectator für den Dominus 2019 Napa Valley Dominus EstateDen Dominus bewertet James Molesworth wie folgt:

A loaded wine, though reserved in style, with waves of dense cassis, plum reduction and blackberry preserves moving through authoritatively, while sweet bay leaf, warm loam and tobacco accents fill in the background. The long cast iron spine is deeply buried in the fruit, and this has superior cut and drive. Built for serious cellaring, too. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2024 through 2040. 3,500 cases made.
 
98 Sucklingpunkte für den Dominus 2019 Napa Valley Dominus EstateDen Dominus 2019 beschreibt James Suckling im März 2022 wie folgt:

Lots of crushed stone, lead pencil and licorice aromas that are extremely aromatic and bright. Black cherries, cloves and purple fruit, too. Full body and a round and ripe center-palate with a juicy interior. It opens at the end with a savory and juicy finish. Layered and beautiful. Drinkable now, but better in three or four years.

 
98 Punkte vom Wine Advocate für den Dominus 2019 Napa Valley Dominus EstateDen Dominus 2019 beschreibt Joe Czerwinski im Mai 2022 wie folgt:

The 2019 Dominus is blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot and 4% Cabernet Franc, aged in 40% new French oak. Impressively dark-hued in the glass, it yields scents of cherries and cassis on the nose—or is it black cherries and redcurrants? Subtle notes of mocha, pencil shavings and almost Graves-like earthiness wind through the concentrated, medium to full-bodied palate, giving it a sense of savory gravitas, while the finish is silky and long, leaving a lingering residue of soft tannins and mouthwatering freshness.



98+ Punkte vom Vinous-Team für den Dominus 2019 Napa Valley Dominus EstateDen Dominus 2019 bewertet Antonio Galloni im Oktober 2022: 


 
96 Punkte bei Jeb Dunnuck für den Dominus 2019 Napa Valley Dominus EstateDen Dominus 2019 beschreibt Jeb Dunnuck im Februar 2023:

From a slightly more challenging year for this estate due to the heavy springtime rains, the 2019 Dominus is a classic blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Petit Verdot, and the rest Cabernet Franc from this team brought up in a mix of new and used barrels. It offers a more ruby/plum and borderline opaque hue as well as a great nose of ripe currants, tobacco leaf, chocolate, and a touch of loamy earth. This round, supple, medium to full-bodied effort has soft tannins, terrific balance, and a great finish. It's not going to match the all-time greats here, but it’s a charming, endearing Cabernet that will offer incredible pleasure with just 3-5 years of bottle age and drink well for 20+ years or more.

 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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Philip Togni Ca Togni Sweet Red Wine 2008
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."
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Othello Napa Valley red 2013 Dominus Estate
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Der Othello 2013 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. Und nun folgt ein richtiger Kracherjahrgang mit dem 2013er Othello auf den Markt. Er geizt nicht mit seinen Reizen. Wie im Bordeaux auch verwendet Christian Moueix die klassischen Bordeauxrebsorten in dieser Blend. sehr viel Cabernet Sauvignon mit etwas Petit Verdot und Cabernet Franc verleihen dem Othello 2013 aus dem Napa Valley viel dunkle Fruchtaromatik und eine gute Portion Schokolade. Tabak und zeicht röstige Noten. Am Gaumen setzt sich der volle Geschmack des Othello fort. die Tannine sind von hoher Qualität und sind sanft und dennoch lang strukturiert. Sie sollten diesen Wein unbedingt einmal probieren um zu wissen. warum alles so von den Dominusweinen schwärmen.

 
93 Punkte James Suckling für den Othello Napa Valley red 2013 Dominus Estateden 2013er Othello Napa Valley von Dominus beschreibt James Suckling wie folgt:

This is a pretty third wine of Dominus. showing freshness and richness at the same time. Full-bodied. juicy and rich with plenty of blackberry and currant character. Delicious now but even better in 2019.

 
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