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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
California Maltus 2009 World's End 'Little Sister' Napa Merlot 9 Case 6 75cl £175
  • 2009 World's End "Little Sister" Merlot $40 It is so hard to find good Merlot in Napa at any price, but at $40, this was a nice standout. Black cherry, blackberry and an interesting green olive note. Sexy mouthfeel. Medium-full body, this is sourced from the southern part of Napa proper. A real surprise. 90-92pts http://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40141

Tasting Notes
92
California Maltus 2009 World's End 'Against the Wind' Napa Cab Franc 9 Case 6 75cl £180
  • 2009 World's End "Against The Wind" Cab Franc $40 Given Le Dome is the heaviest Franc based St.Emilion out there, he had to give it a shot here. Medium-bodied, not quite as ripe as the Merlot, well structured, no herbaceous notes, red fruits, this could use maybe 3-4 years and might age a while to boot. 88-90pts http://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40141

Tasting Notes
90
California Maltus 2009 World's End 'Wavelength' Red 7 Case 6 75cl £240
  • Rating

    95

    Release Price

    $85

    Drink Date

    2013 - 2023

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2013

    Source

    209, The Wine Advocate

    The 2010 Wavelength Proprietary Red is an intriguing blend of 65% Syrah and 35% Cabernet Franc. Its saturated purple color is followed by aromas of flowers, blueberries, blackberries, forest floor and spice. The wine hits the mouth with medium to full body, glorious fruit, sensational purity, wonderful texture and length, and a finish that lasts 40-45 seconds. Usually blending Cabernet Franc and Syrah together would not be a high priority on most winemaker’s agenda, but Maltus marches to the beat of a different drummer and clearly has something special on his hands. This is a brilliant Syrah that should evolve for at least a decade. This is the North American Napa Valley outpost of Jonathan Maltus, who has a splendid reputation for his high quality offerings from St.-Emilion. This is my first look at his Napa bottlings, all of which take famous rock and roll songs as their names.

     

Tasting Notes
95
California Maltus 2009 World's End 'Crossfire' Beckstoffer Cabernet 7 Case 6 75cl £400
  • Rating

    95

    Release Price

    $105

    Drink Date

    2013 - 2028

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2013

    Source

    209, The Wine Advocate

    The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossfire is sourced from the Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard located in the Oakville AVA. It possesses slightly more richness, texture and completeness than the Good Times, Bad Times. A deep purple color is followed by abundant notes of creme de cassis and flowers. This full-bodied wine touches all of the taster’s sweet spots. Enjoy it over the next 12-15 years. This is the North American Napa Valley outpost of Jonathan Maltus, who has a splendid reputation for his high quality offerings from St.-Emilion. This is my first look at his Napa bottlings, all of which take famous rock and roll songs as their names.

     

Tasting Notes
95
California Maltus 2009 World's End 'Good Times Bad Times' Beckstoffer To Kalon Cab 9 Case 6 75cl £450
  • 2008 World's End "Good Times, Bad Times" Beckstoffer To-Kalon Cab, Oakville, $105 Note the price! Prototypical To-Kalon. Big dose of elegance on the full-bodied frame, with black fruit and chalky white minerality in the mouth. Rich, well structured with a nice dose of drying tannin on the long finish. Very smooth texture. Give 4-5 years and drink over the following dozen. 350 cases made, 55 available or so. http://wineberserkers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=40141 95pts

Tasting Notes
95
California Maltus 2010 World's End 'If Six was Nine' Cabernet 9 Case 6 75cl £180
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    $45

    Drink Date

    2013 - 2028

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2013

    Source

    209, The Wine Advocate

    The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon If Six Was Nine is another excellent effort made from 94% Cabernet Sauvignon and 6% Merlot. It boasts a dense ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet perfume of licorice, cedar and black currants. Medium to full-bodied, rich and textured with graphite and charcoal making an appearance in the flavors, this full throttle, impressive Cabernet can be drunk now and over the next 15 years. Time to turn on the music. This is the North American Napa Valley outpost of Jonathan Maltus, who has a splendid reputation for his high quality offerings from St.-Emilion. This is my first look at his Napa bottlings, all of which take famous rock and roll songs as their names. 

Tasting Notes
93
California Maltus 2010 World's End 'Against the Wind' Napa Cab Franc 7 Case 6 75cl £180
  • Rating

    93

    Release Price

    $45

    Drink Date

    2013 - 2028

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    31st Oct 2013

    Source

    209, The Wine Advocate

    The 2010 Cabernet Franc Against the Wind (75% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon) offers a deep ruby/purple color, wonderful sweet black and blue fruit, camphor, asphalt and hints of flowers and toasty oak in the background, medium to full-bodied, intensely concentrated flavors, and 10-15 years of drinkability. This is the North American Napa Valley outpost of Jonathan Maltus, who has a splendid reputation for his high quality offerings from St.-Emilion. This is my first look at his Napa bottlings, all of which take famous rock and roll songs as their names. 

Tasting Notes
93
California Maltus 2013 World's End 'Rebel Rebel' Reserve Chardonnay 10 Case 6 75cl £150
  • 2013 World's End Chardonnay Rebel Rebel

    A Chardonnay Dry White Table wine from
    USA, Napa Valley, California, USA

             
           
    Source Reviewer Rating Maturity Current (Release) Cost

    eRobertParker.com #215
    Oct 2014 Robert M. Parker, Jr. 89 Drink: 2014 - 2019 (45)
    The Chablis-like 2013 Chardonnay Rebel Rebel possesses a crisp minerality as well as caramelized citrus and fresh, medium-bodied, honeysuckle and orange zest notes. Drink it over the next 4-5 years.
     

     

Tasting Notes
89
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