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Region Producer Vintage Namesort descending Qty Unit Case Size Format Price Note Rating
California Sine Qua Non 2006 11 Confessions Mixed Case (4xSITD-S, 2xITCH-G) 3 Case 6 75cl £4,200
California Jonata 2013 Alma 3 Bottle 75cl £90
California Jonata 2014 Alma 4 Bottle 75cl £90
93
California Jonata 2014 Alma 1 Bottle 150cl £180
93
California Jonata 2015 Alma 4 Bottle 75cl £100
94
California Jonata 2015 Alma 2 Case 6 75cl £600
94
California Ramey 2012 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 150cl £140
95
California Ramey 2013 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Case 6 75cl £300
93
California Ramey 2013 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 5 Bottle 150cl £110
93
California Ramey 2014 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 75cl £330
94
California Ramey 2014 Annum Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 150cl £720
94
California Hundred Acre 2007 Ark Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Case 3 75cl £1,350
100
California Verite 2008 Assortment 3 Case 3 75cl £690
California Penville 2013 Ballard Canyon Grenache 1 Bottle 150cl £50
California Peter Michael 2005 Belle Fille Chardonnay 3 Bottle 75cl £100
  • Rating 94+

    Reviewed by Robert M. Parker, Jr.

    Issue Date 28th Dec 2007

    Source 174, The Wine Advocate

    Again, orange blossoms, hazelnuts, brioche, smoke, and honeysuckle along with some peach notes are present in the full-bodied, beautifully well-delineated, pure, zesty 2005 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille. There are only 1,600 cases of this wine, which has superb uplift and vibrancy. This 121-acre estate with 114 producing acres of vineyard all located in Knight’s Valley continues to be at the top of their game and I can’t recommend the wines highly enough. I was surprised when I showed up at Peter Michael to find both Nicolas Morlet, who replaced his brother Luc, and Luc Morlet himself, were at my tasting. It seems that Luc is still doing consulting work with his brother firmly entrenched at the winery. This is still one of the best-run wineries in the world, and one might quibble over the fact that there are so many different cuvees of Chardonnay, but they are all subtly different in style/personality. The Morlets proclaimed to me that essentially there is very little difference in the character of the Chardonnays in 2005 and 2006, except they thought the acid levels were slightly higher in 2005 and the 2006s were riper. In any event, these are sensational Chardonnays, and readers couldn’t go wrong no matter which one they buy. Previously recommended: 2005 Sauvignon Blanc l’Apres Midi (93), 2004 Chardonnay Point Rouge (95+), 2004 Chardonnay Mon Plaisir (94), 2004 Chardonnay Ma Belle-Fille (94), 2004 Chardonnay Cuvee Indigene (97), 2004 Chardonnay La Carriere (95), 2004 Chardonnay Belle Cote (95). Tel. (707) 942-3200; Fax (707) 942-0209

Tasting Notes
94
California Bryant 2012 Bettina 2 Case 6 75cl £2,200
96
California Bevan Cellars 2005 Bevan Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Showtek 1 Bottle 150cl £280
93
California Accendo Cellars 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Case 6 75cl £1,398
95
California Accendo Cellars 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 5 Case 6 75cl £1,398
97
California Dalla Valle 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Case 6 75cl £780
88
California Mount Veeder 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 150cl £70
California Paul Hobbs 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Bottle 150cl £130
93
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Bottle 150cl £140
92
California Eisele Vineyard 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Case 3 75cl £1,215
California Eisele Vineyard 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 6 Bottle 150cl £820
California Accendo Cellars 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 75cl £1,500
California Eisele Vineyard 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 3 Bottle 75cl £405
98
California Eisele Vineyard 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 2 Bottle 150cl £825
98
California Scarecrow 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon 4 Case 3 75cl £2,400
100
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 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 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Bottle 300cl £1,495
99
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 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Bottle 300cl £1,750
California Paul Hobbs 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon 1 Case 6 75cl £420
92

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