2018 Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$174.95

And epic wine named for an epic hero, Christian Moueix captures the soul of Napa Valley’s famed Oakville Bench in his distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon. The aromatics are explosive, with crushed berries and black tea leading the way. The palate is densely layered with deep cherry, balsamic, peat, and fresh walnut. James Suckling calls it, “So beautiful to drink now.” Put an end to Ulysses’ long journey and bring it home.

Ulysses is a special vineyard on the west end of Oakville purchased by Christian Moueix (of Dominus and Château Petrus fame) in 2008. We were only able to secure a small handful of cases of this opulent, cassis and red rose-scented beauty. You'll need to be lashed to the mast to keep you from heeding the siren call and draining the bottle! This is a wine for true collectors if we ever saw one.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Christian Moueix
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Score Vinous:
97
SKU #:
1049283
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS98

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

97VN

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 unqiue 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. Drink 2028 - 2043