Christian Moueix 'Ulysses' Vineyard 2012, Napa Valley, USA
PRESS: James Suckling - 97 points. "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."
Producer: Ulysses Vineyard
Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: Napa County, North Coast,California, USA
Grape/Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon
Food Suggestion: Beef and Venison
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Ulysses team's intention is to produce a wine reflecting the exceptional potential and individuality of the Ulysses Vineyard. Their approach is minimalist, with attentive observation and restrained intervention. Harvested at perfect ripeness and with the utmost care, the grapes undergo both cluster and berry selection before a gentle vinification and aging.
The wine, estate bottled, calls to mind "authenticity, purity and radiance."
Ulysses is a distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It should be decanted prior to serving.
The first vintage, Ulysses 2012, is a finely sculpted wine with elegance and lift.