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Region Producer Vintage Name Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
California Accendo Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Case 6 75cl £1,398
95
California Andremily 2014 No3 Syrah 1 Case 3 75cl £555
California Bevan Cellars 2014 Ontogeny 1 Bottle 75cl £84
96
California Bevan Cellars 2014 De Crescenzo Tench Impetus 1 Bottle 75cl £160
97
California Bevan Cellars 2014 Tin Box 3 Bottle 75cl £160
96
California Bevan Cellars 2014 Tench Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 75cl £200
100
California Bevan Cellars 2014 Curmudgeon Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 75cl £220
94
California Bevan Cellars 2014 Harbison Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Bottle 75cl £220
99
California Bevan Cellars 2014 Tench Vineyard Ee 2 Bottle 150cl £400
94
California Bevan Cellars 2014 Ontogeny 3 Case 6 75cl £504
96
California Bond 2014 Matriarch 1 Case 6 75cl £1,050
93
California Colgin 2014 Tychson Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Bottle 75cl £400
98
California Colgin 2014 IX Estate Syrah 1 Case 3 75cl £630
95
California Colgin 2014 IX Estate 1 Case 6 75cl £1,710
98
California Colgin 2014 Cariad 1 Case 6 75cl £2,100
96
California Continuum 2014 Proprietary Red 3 Bottle 150cl £280
97
California Continuum 2014 Proprietary Red 2 Case 6 75cl £840
97
California Continuum 2014 Proprietary Red 1 Case 6 150cl £1,680
97
California Dalla Valle 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Case 6 75cl £780
88
California Dominus Estate 2014 Napanook 2 Case 6 75cl £465
  • Rating

    92

    Release Price

    $65 - 75

    Drink Date

    2016 - 2036

    Reviewed by

    Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date

    28th Oct 2016

    Source

    227, The Wine Advocate

    The 2014s, where the production of Napanook was only 2,200 cases and Dominus slightly more than the 2015 at 4,000 cases, was another early harvest, although somewhat later than 2015. The 2014 Napanook is a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc and 9% Petit Verdot, showing notes of loamy earth, Christmas fruitcake, black cherry and blackcurrant fruit and underbrush in a supple, fragrant and lush heady style. It is another successful wine that should drink beautifully young and age nicely for up to 20 years.

    Christian Moueix’s Dominus Estate continues to be one of California’s leaders in turning out gorgeously elegant, complex and long-lived wines. A magnum of 1991 from my cellar tasted several weeks before I left for California was pure perfection and evidence that at 25 years old, before he had built his stunning winery, great quality was coming from this iconic vineyard. The 2015s are certainly going to be one of his all-time great vintages, rivaling 2013, 2012, 2007, 2002, 2001 and his earliest classics, such as 1994 and 1991. Production in 2015 was about 3,000 cases of Napanook and 3,800 cases of Dominus.

Tasting Notes
92
California Dominus Estate 2014 Dominus 3 Case 6 75cl £775
97
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
94
California Eisele Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Bottle 300cl £1,195
  • 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
94
California Eisele Vineyard 2014 Sauvignon Blanc 2 Case 3 75cl £210
87
California Eisele Vineyard 2014 Syrah 4 Case 3 75cl £405
California Eisele Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Altagracia 3 Case 6 75cl £480£425
90
California Eisele Vineyard 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Case 6 75cl £1,530
  • 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
94
California Hilt 2014 The Chardonnay Vanguard 3 Bottle 75cl £30
California Hilt 2014 Chardonnay Old Guard 3 Bottle 75cl £38
California Hilt 2014 Pinot Noir 1 Bottle 150cl £60
California Hilt 2014 Methode Traditionelle Sparkling 3 Bottle 75cl £75
92
California Hilt 2014 Pinot Noir Vanguard 1 Case 6 75cl £300
California Jonata 2014 Todos 1 Bottle 150cl £60
94
California Jonata 2014 Desafio 4 Bottle 75cl £85
93
California Jonata 2014 Alma 4 Bottle 75cl £90
93
California Jonata 2014 Fenix 1 Bottle 150cl £90
93
California Jonata 2014 Sangre 4 Bottle 75cl £90
94
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 Kapcsandy 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Grand Vin State Lane 4 Bottle 75cl £215
96
California Kapcsandy 2014 Roberta's Reserve State Lane Vineyard 1 Case 6 75cl £1,350
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 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2 Case 6 75cl £420
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 75cl £420
92
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Piedras 2 Case 6 75cl £1,050
95
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane 5 Case 6 75cl £1,170
100
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Nathan Coombs Cabernet Sauvignon 4 Case 6 75cl £1,500
97
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard 3 Case 6 75cl £1,770
98
California Peter Michael 2014 Coeur A Coeur 2 Bottle 75cl £65
California Peter Michael 2014 Moulin Rouge Pinot Noir 2 Bottle 75cl £75
California Peter Michael 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Paradis 3 Bottle 150cl £310
94
California Philip Togni 2014 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 75cl £420
94
California Ramey 2014 Chardonnay Westside Farms 2 Bottle 75cl £40
California Ramey 2014 Template 3 Bottle 75cl £60
California Ramey 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa 3 Bottle 150cl £80
California Ramey 2014 Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 1 Bottle 300cl £145
93
California Ramey 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Pedregal 2 Bottle 300cl £500
96
California Ramey 2014 Claret 1 Case 6 75cl £144
California Ramey 2014 Platt Pinot Noir 1 Case 6 75cl £180
91
California Ramey 2014 Woolsey Road Vineyard Chardonnay 1 Case 6 75cl £216
93
California Ramey 2014 Chardonnay Westside Farms 1 Case 6 75cl £240
California Ramey 2014 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 75cl £330
94
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

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