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B042 ULYSSES VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY 2018 750ml x 6 [OWC6, Stock in France]
B042 ULYSSES VINEYARD NAPA VALLEY 2018 750ml x 6 [OWC6, Stock in France]


 
Stock in France
Case Price $6,900
[6 bottles OWC, @1,150/btl]
Price HK$6,900.00

Stock Status:Available

Code: U05060005AAJ2018
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*Stock in France
*Delivery : 10-12 weeks to Hong Kong from order confirmation
*Payment : By Bank Transfer only, within 7 days from order confirmation
*Sold by Case unit only. 6 bottles OWC

TASTING NOTE

Notes of truffle, blackberries, cassis bud and tobacco with tight, polished tannins. A vertical structure and persistent intensity.

VINTAGE SUMMARY

The 2018 season started late and harvest from September 26 - October 15 was 6 days later than our historical average. Seasonal rainfall was light (22 inches versus 31 inches annual average) and the beginning of summer remained consistently warm. In late summer, temperatures dropped below norms with morning fog in August and September. The fruit ripened slowly in the absence of heat spikes and harvest began with young vines of Cabernet Sauvignon. A storm system which brought 1.2 inches of rain on October 2 and 3 interrupted picking. Hot and very dry weather returned on October 5 and harvest continued with Cabernet Sauvignon on October 8, followed by Petit Verdot. We picked 57% of our fruit between October 8 - 15. The grapes were full and ripe and the resulting wines are deep, complex and well-articulated.


*Blend: Majorly Cabernet Sauvignon, and Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot

*Harvest Start: September 26
*Harvest End: October 15

Information by Ulysses Vineyard


RP96


The current-release 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon shows more cherries and bay leaf on the nose than prior vintages. There's still a solid framework of cedar, loam and cassis, hints of mocha and licorice, but there's also a bit more freshness and lift. It's medium to full-bodied and densely concentrated yet silky and finessed, with a long, elegant finish. (RobertParker .com)




Ulysses vineyard was acquired in 2008 by Christian Moueix. Situated along Napa Valley’s Oakville bench and extending over an alluvial fan at the foot of the Mayacamas Range, the site was once part of the famed Charles Hopper ranch and it is exceptional for winegrowing. The soil is composed of deep, gravelly clay loam and is particularly well-suited to grow Cabernet Sauvignon.

Since the acquisition, Christian Moueix and his team have pursued an in-depth understanding of the soil and microclimate and have undertaken a lengthy and meticulous vineyard restoration. Dry farming, the foundation of Ulysses’ sustainable farming practices, enhances root depth and resistance to drought, resulting in a wine that is a pure expression of terroir.

The winemaking team’s intention is to produce a wine reflecting the exceptional potential and individuality of the Ulysses vineyard. The approach is minimal, with attentive observation and restrained intervention. Harvested at perfect ripeness with the utmost care, the grapes undergo both cluster and berry selection before a gentle vinification and aging. Ulysses is a distinctive Cabernet Sauvignon with a touch of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. It should be decanted prior to serving.

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