Ulysses 2018 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

$174.99
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99 points new release - limited    

Ulysses 2018 Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

Regular price $174.99
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99 points new release - limited                          Rare new release from Dominus owner Christian Moueix.99 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Just about pure perfection and the finest wine I've tasted from this address, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is . . . READ MORE

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99 points new release - limited                         
Rare new release from Dominus owner Christian
Moueix.

99 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Just about pure perfection and the finest wine I've tasted from this address,
the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon yet includes smaller amounts of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all from a site just north of Dominus. This deep, inky hued beauty offers up a beautiful, full-bodied, richly textured, and incredibly concentrated style that carries ample black and blue fruit as well as notes of crushed stone, scorched earth, graphite, and lead pencil. It has the focused, structured style of the 2018 vintage and is going to benefit from 4-6 years (if not a decade) of bottle age and will be a 30+ year wine. "

98 Points James Suckling:
"Aromas of terra cotta, chocolate and hazelnut with iron and ink. Dusty. Full-bodied and round. Layered. Flamboyant and juicy. Rather soft and gorgeous. Some walnut and chocolate at the end. Persistent. Always there. Drinkable now, but will age wonderfully."

97 Points Antonio Galloni (Vinous):  "The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is the best wine off Christian Moueix's Oakville ranch so far. Deep, creamy and generous, the 2018 captures the unique blend of fruit in a savoriness that is typical of the southern sector of Oakville where cooling winds from the south lend palpable freshness and vivacity to the vines. Black fruit, chocolate, spice, lavender and new leather are some of the many notes that build into the sumptuous finish."

Dominus owner Christian Moueix had always been intrigued by the potential of southern Oakville’s terroirs, so when the Schmidt Ranch came onto the market in 2008, he jumped at the chance to acquire it.The property, renamed Ulysses, sits on an alluvial fan, revealing similar soils to the better-drained western part of Dominus’ Napanook vineyard. But climactically the site is very different. Here, the cooling influence of the San Pablo Bay is mitigated by the Yountville hills, so summer temperatures at Ulysses can be as much as four degrees Fahrenheit warmer.  Upon acquiring the property, an extensive programme of replanting began, informed by over 30 years’ experience at Dominus.

 


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