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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
California Araujo Estate 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Eisele Vineyard 2 Bottle 150cl £550
97
California Bevan Cellars 2005 Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Showtek 1 Bottle 150cl £280
93
California Bevan Cellars 2005 Showket Vineyard Davids Cuvee Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Bottle 150cl £280
California Bevan Cellars 2010 Oakville Proprietary Red 1 Bottle 150cl £200
California Bevan Cellars 2010 Sugarloaf Mountain Proprietary Red 1 Bottle 150cl £280
California Bevan Cellars 2012 Tin Box 2 Bottle 150cl £360
96
California Bevan Cellars 2013 Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Bottle 150cl £360
98
California Bevan Cellars 2014 Tench Vineyard Ee 2 Bottle 150cl £400
94
California Continuum 2014 Proprietary Red 3 Bottle 150cl £280
97
California Continuum 2014 Proprietary Red 1 Case 6 150cl £1,680
97
California Continuum 2015 Proprietary Red 1 Bottle 150cl £280
97
California Continuum 2015 Proprietary Red 1 Case 6 150cl £1,680
97
California Eisele Vineyard 2013 Syrah 3 Bottle 150cl £290
California Eisele Vineyard 2014 Syrah 3 Bottle 150cl £295
California Eisele Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Bottle 150cl £550
  • Rating

    94

    Release Price

    NA

    Drink Date

    2016 - 2041

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    The wines from the extremely hot drought year, 2014, were just bottled prior to my visit. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon reflects the vintage’s precociousness and front-end loaded, flattering style. It is medium to full-bodied, shows beautiful fruit purity, deep black raspberry and blackcurrant fruit, moving toward blacker berries. There is a floral characteristic, spice, and a full-bodied, lush mouthfeel with silky tannin. Drink it over the next 25 years.

    Readers should note that the relatively new owners of what was formerly known as the Araujo Estate have finally changed the name to the Eisele Vineyard. This is one of the greatest terroirs in all of Napa Valley, if not all of California. It certainly makes sense to promote its name. For old-timers out there, the first single Eisele Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon I remember was made by Paul Draper in 1971 at Ridge. That was followed by a one-off, but a phenomenal wine, the 1974 Conn Creek Eisele Vineyard (the wine was purchased at a bankruptcy sale and bottled by Conn Creek). Then there was a succession of great Eisele Vineyard wines from Joseph Phelps, including the 1975 and 1978, all of which today remain vibrant and incredible. Certainly, when the Araujos arrived they also produced world-class wines of first-growth quality. It is no coincidence that the Eisele Vineyard is now owned by a first-growth proprietor from France, François Pinault, of Château Latour in Bordeaux and other significant estates in France, especially the tiny jewel of a vineyard in the Rhône Valley, Château Grillet. The tasting I did seemed to show that all is proceeding brilliantly at the Eisele Vineyard, with two of the three Cabernet Sauvignons I tasted thoroughly compelling—so the greatness from this fabulous terroir continues unabated.

Tasting Notes
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California Eisele Vineyard 2015 Syrah 3 Bottle 150cl £260
California Eisele Vineyard 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 8 Bottle 150cl £820
California Hilt 2014 Pinot Noir 1 Bottle 150cl £60
California Jonata 2014 Todos 1 Bottle 150cl £60
94
California Jonata 2014 Fenix 1 Bottle 150cl £90
93
California Jonata 2014 Alma 1 Bottle 150cl £180
93
California Jonata 2014 Desafio 1 Bottle 150cl £180
93
California Jonata 2014 Sangre 1 Bottle 150cl £180
94
California Joseph Phelps 2013 Insignia 1 Bottle 150cl £280
98
California Joseph Phelps 2015 Insignia 3 Bottle 150cl £290
98
California Mondavi / Rothschild 1990 Opus One 1 Bottle 150cl £750
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    $55

    Drink Date

    1993 - 2011

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    26th Oct 1993

    Source

    89, The Wine Advocate

    This is a terrific Opus, with a broader, deeper palate and less of the overly-sculptured, structured feel that past examples have revealed. The 1990 exhibits a dark ruby/purple color, and a spicy, rich, sweet nose of cassis, vanillin, lead pencil, herbs, and minerals. Medium to full-bodied, with low acidity, sweet tannin, and wonderful layers of ripe, pure, rich fruit, the wine is in complete harmony, without being excessively acidified or brutally tannic. This is a gorgeous Opus for drinking over the next 16-18 years. My instincts suggest it is the most promising Opus One made to date.

Tasting Notes
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California Mondavi / Rothschild 1991 Opus One 2 Bottle 150cl £750
  • Rating

    92

    Release Price

    $55 - 60

    Drink Date

    1995 - 2010

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    23rd Feb 1995

    Source

    97, The Wine Advocate

    Opus One's 1991 is a gorgeously rich, opaque ruby/purple-colored wine with a knock-out nose of smoke, cassis, vanilla, and a whiff of herbs and licorice. Full-bodied, with surprisingly supple, concentrated, chocolatey, cassis, and blackcurrant flavors that ooze across the palate, this voluptuously-textured example of Opus One is atypical in a vintage that produced so many backward wines. There is no question the wine possesses plenty of tannin, but it is admirably concealed by the copious quantities of concentrated fruit. This Opus can be drunk now as well as over the next 15+ years.

Tasting Notes
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California Mount Veeder 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 150cl £70
California Paul Hobbs 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane 1 Bottle 150cl £220
91
California Paul Hobbs 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Piedras 1 Bottle 150cl £220
90
California Paul Hobbs 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 1 Bottle 150cl £440
92
California Paul Hobbs 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Bottle 150cl £130
93
California Paul Hobbs 2012 Chardonnay Ross Station 1 Bottle 150cl £130
96
California Paul Hobbs 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Piedras 3 Bottle 150cl £320
95
California Paul Hobbs 2012 Nathan Coombs Cabernet Sauvignon 5 Bottle 150cl £440
94
California Paul Hobbs 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 2 Bottle 150cl £510
97
California Paul Hobbs 2013 Nathan Coombs Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Bottle 150cl £390
96
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Bottle 150cl £140
92
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 3 Bottle 150cl £150
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Piedras 3 Bottle 150cl £395
95
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Nathan Coombs Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 150cl £530
97
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 3 Bottle 150cl £620
98
California Paul Hobbs 2015 Pinot Noir Agustina Katherine Lindsay 3 Bottle 150cl £205
California Paul Hobbs 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Piedras 3 Bottle 150cl £460
98
California Paul Hobbs 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 3 Bottle 150cl £660
98
California Paul Hobbs 2015 Sonoma Mountain Richard Dinner Chardonnay 1 Case 5 150cl £550
California Penville 2013 Ballard Canyon Grenache 1 Bottle 150cl £50
California Peter Michael 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradis 3 Bottle 150cl £310
94
California Peter Michael 2016 Pinot Noir le Caprice 1 Bottle 150cl £210
97
California Philip Togni 2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 150cl £1,650
96
California Ramey 2012 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 1 Bottle 150cl £80
California Ramey 2012 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 150cl £140
95
California Ramey 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal 2 Bottle 150cl £160
97
California Ramey 2013 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 1 Bottle 150cl £85
California Ramey 2013 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 5 Bottle 150cl £110
93
California Ramey 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal 5 Bottle 150cl £220
95
California Ramey 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 3 Bottle 150cl £80
California Ramey 2014 Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 1 Case 6 150cl £432
93
California Ramey 2014 Chardonnay Ritchie Vineyard 1 Case 6 150cl £450
95
California Ramey 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 1 Case 6 150cl £480
California Ramey 2014 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 150cl £720
94
California Ramey 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal 3 Case 6 150cl £1,440
96
California Ramey 2015 Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 3 Bottle 150cl £76
95
California Realm 2015 Napa Bard 2 Bottle 150cl £210
California Realm 2015 Farella Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 150cl £310
98
California Schrader 2010 Old Sparky To Kalon Beckstoffer 3 Bottle 150cl £830
100
California Ulysses 2012 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Bottle 150cl £150
93
California Ulysses 2013 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 150cl £195
96
California Verite 2003 Muse 1 Bottle 150cl £360
95
California Verite 2003 Joie 1 Bottle 150cl £380
95

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