2019 Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

$184.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

The wine opens with vibrant floral stems, red currants, forest undergrowth & iron ore, tightly wrapped in a lingering dark chocolate finish.

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:
2019
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Oakville
Vineyard:
Ulysses Vineyard
Score Vinous:
95
SKU #:
1052712
Size:
750 ml Bottle
VN95

Vinous

vignon is a very pretty Oakville Cabernet. Bright acids and lifted aromatics meld into a core of dark redfleshed fruit laced with attractive exotic overtones. A wine of linear intensity, the 2019 impresses with its persistence and overall drive. It will be interesting to see if the 2019 develops a bit more mid-palate richness and overall depth. I suspect the heavy rains in spring and two heat spikes in late summer had some effect in a site, which was entirely replanted in 2008.