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  • Cakebread Cellars Chardonnay 2019

    £36.75

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  • Cakebread Cellars Merlot 2017

    £61.95

    “The 2017 Merlot is deep, fruity and quite expressive. Black cherry, plum new leather, dried herbs and spice are nicely layered in a deep, resonant Merlot. Drinking window: 2020-2027. 90 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/20)

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  • DuMOL Meteor Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

    £132.75

    “One of the standouts in this range, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Meteor Vineyard captures all of the personality of this Coombsville vineyard. Intensely savory aromatics, deep fruit and vertical structure infuse the 2017 with tons of character and sheer depth. Black cherry, chocolate, grilled herbs, menthol, smoke and sage are some of the many notes that give this potent Cabernet its myriad layers of complexity. Drinking window: 2025-2037. 94 points

    Over the years, I have learned to allow for plenty of time for my tastings at DuMol. I was super-impressed with the wines I tasted on my last visit. Andy Smith continues to grow the range thoughtfully. The Chardonnays and Pinots remain the strong suits, mostly because they form the core of the range and have really been fine tuned over time. The 2017 Chardonnays have turned out just as well as I had hoped they would. The wines are rich, deep and full of character. Today, I favor the 2017s over the 2018s, which come across as lighter. Then again, the Chardonnays see pretty long élevage (by California standards) of 11 months in oak and 6 months in steel (for the vineyard designates) so there is plenty of time for the 2018s to perhaps gain a bit more dimension. The two vintages appear closer in quality for Pinot Noir. Smith opted to handle the 2018s very gently in the cellar, and did half the number of punchdowns than the norm. Both the 2017s and 2018s are vivid and super-expressive. I favor 2018 over 2017 for the Cabernets and Syrahs, as the longer and more benign growing season was clearly more favorable for both varieties.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/20)

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  • DuMOL Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

    £99.99

    “The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) is a blend of fruit from sites in Coombsville and Spring Mountain. A wine of sublime aromatic intensity and sensuality, the 2014 is absolutely brilliant. Bright red cherry, plum, tobacco, white pepper and a host of savory notes give the 2013 its super-classic profile and structural feel. If you can find it, don’t miss it! Drinking window: 2020-2034. 95 points

    Andy Smith has turned out a striking set of wines at DuMol. Over the last few years, Smith seems to have settled into a more relaxed, comfortable style at DuMol that is helped by not having to divide his attention between DuMol and Larkmead, as he once did. Smith is picking a bit earlier and going for more freshness and energy in his wines. The results are truly spectacular. There are many, many highlights in this range. Readers should not miss the 2014 Cabernets, both of which have really blossomed since I tasted them from barrel last year. The Cabernet program grows to five wines in 2015, so there is plenty to look forward to, including new wines from Meteor (that fruit went into the Napa Valley bottling in 2014), Ballard and Tench.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (03/17)

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  • HDV Hyde Vineyard Chardonnay 2016

    £69.99

    “The 2016 Chardonnay Hyde Vineyard is a very pretty wine. Gentle apricot, tangerine, spice, dried flowers and mint are all woven together. Although quite subtle, the 2016 has plenty of structure, it is just expressed in an understated manner. There is so much to admire in this pristine Chardonnay from Hyde De Villaine. Silky and polished, the 2016 will drink well upon release. Drinking window: 2018-2024. 92 points”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (12/18)

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  • Ulysses 2015

    £159.99

    “The 2015 Ulysses brings together the richness of the year with a good bit of underlying support. Dark and powerful in the glass, but with silky tannins and striking purity of fruit, the 2015 is a wonderfully complete wine. Black cherry, plum, gravel, lavender, and menthol give the 2015 many of its aromatic and flavor signatures. Readers will find much to admire in the 2015. The interplay of aromatics, fruit and structure places Ulysses among the finest wines of the vintage. Drinking window: 2022-2040. 96 points.

    Christian Moueix and Tod Mostero made a stunning wine at Ulysses in 2015. Moueix bought this small vineyard on the southern edge of Oakville in 2008 and has subsequently proceeded to replant the entire ranch. Needless to say, it will be very interesting to see how things develop here as the vines age.”

    Antonio Galloni, Vinous (01/18)

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  • Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

    £69.95

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  • Cakebread Cellars Reserve Chardonnay 2018

    £62.75

    “The 2018 Chardonnay Reserve leaps with gregarious spicy oak and lemon butter scents, plus hints of apple pie, marzipan and powdered ginger. Medium-bodied, the palate is both elegantly weighted and vibrant, featuring a racy backbone and spicy finish.Drink: 2021-2026. 90 points”

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (11/21)

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  • Cakebread Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2020

    £27.95

    “Composed of 99% Sauvignon Blanc with splashes of Viognier, Verdejo and Semillon, the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc bursts with melon and lime scents plus hints of mandarin peel, fresh hay and elderflower. Medium-bodied, clean and lively, it has a great intensity of citrusy flavors and a savory finish. Drink: 2021-2023. 88 points”

    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (11/21)

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  • Cakebread Cellars Two Creeks Vineyards Pinot Noir 2019

    £43.75

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