2013 Ulysses Napa Cabernet Sauvignon

About the Wine

  • A part of the Moueix family that also owns Chateau Petrus, Trotanoy & Dominus
  • "Mind boggling" from 98pt Vintage - WA
  • 2013 is the "best vintage" Robert Parker has ever tasted from Napa
  • Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot
  • Only 960 cases produced
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The vineyard was previously attached to the Hopper Ranch. It is located on the Oakville bench at the foot of the Mayacamas Ridge. The owner is Christian Moueix, who also owns Chateau Petrus, Chateau Trotanoy, Latour a Pomerol, and other important right bank properties. In Napa, he is making 

Reviews

Fabulous subtle aromas of black currants, violets and lilacs with a hot stone undertone. Full-bodied and dense, it shows such wonderful energy and synergy that delivers a firm yet gentle tannin backbone and complex mouthfeel that seduces you. Evolves wonderfully. Second wine from this new estate, which is owned by Christian Moueix of Dominus and Bordeaux. Release is March 2017. ~ 98JS

The 2013 Ulysses is absolutely mind-boggling, as so many wines from this vintage are. Gorgeous blueberry and blackberry fruit, along with the telltale cassis and floral notes, jump from the glass. Again, this is Pauillac-like, with some cedar wood and subtle barrique smells. Again produced nearly all from Cabernet Sauvignon, the wine is full-bodied, powerful, rich and long, with slightly sweeter tannins than the 2012. Production in 2013 was 960 cases, and Moueix told me that the entire growing season averaged about two and half weeks ahead of schedule from bloom break to harvest. This is a prodigious effort and will certainly stand as the great Ulysses of the first trio to be released. I suspect it will be drinkable in 3-4 years and keep for 30 or more, given the Moueix track record. ~ 96pts Robert Parker

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