Christian Moueix

Ulysses Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.311 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck, Onion, Beans & Peas
Top Notes For
Ron R
9.2

It’s been a long week… this needs a decant - which I’m not going to do. A touch gnarly and brambly.. cinnamon, all spice and blueberry jam on the mid palate. This came across as disjointed. Good, but not tickling my fancy.
Day 2 - no change.

It’s been a long week… this needs a decant - which I’m not going to do. A touch gnarly and brambly.. cinnamon, all spice and blueberry jam on the mid palate. This came across as disjointed. Good, but not tickling my fancy.
Day 2 - no change.

Sep 18th, 2021
Ron R
9.5

Much improved from my recollection of the 14 vintage. Presents blueberries and coffee notes on the nose. Palate is brimming with texture. Tannins are bold, but in check. Beautiful presentation with jet black fruit leads me to think that this has 20 years + ahead of it. Big-time hold at this point.
Thank you
@Rick K for opening your cellar!

Much improved from my recollection of the 14 vintage. Presents blueberries and coffee notes on the nose. Palate is brimming with texture. Tannins are bold, but in check. Beautiful presentation with jet black fruit leads me to think that this has 20 years + ahead of it. Big-time hold at this point.
Thank you
@Rick K for opening your cellar!

Jun 11th, 2021
Nathan Renfro

Third bottle, last one was in August 21. Blue and black fruit forward. Floral in the nose. Thick mouthfeel. Still requires a decant. Tannins well integrated. Nice finish. Great wine that can go many more years. Too bad this was my last bottle.

Third bottle, last one was in August 21. Blue and black fruit forward. Floral in the nose. Thick mouthfeel. Still requires a decant. Tannins well integrated. Nice finish. Great wine that can go many more years. Too bad this was my last bottle.

May 10th, 2022
Nathan Renfro

Blueberry, floral on the nose. Dense, big blue and black fruit up front. Thick tannins but very well integrated. Medium finish. Less green pepper than last time about a year ago. Definitely evolving and I wouldn’t open another ‘16 for at least 2-3 more years. This wine could age another 15+.

Blueberry, floral on the nose. Dense, big blue and black fruit up front. Thick tannins but very well integrated. Medium finish. Less green pepper than last time about a year ago. Definitely evolving and I wouldn’t open another ‘16 for at least 2-3 more years. This wine could age another 15+.

Aug 8th, 2021
Alexander Gazo

Perfect combination of earthy moss & forest floor with very dark berries and black currant, mellow tannins but present.

Perfect combination of earthy moss & forest floor with very dark berries and black currant, mellow tannins but present.

Apr 27th, 2021
Nathan Renfro

Prob opened early but wanted to try. Blueberry and blackberry fruit, green pepper. Nice earthiness and structure. A bit too highly rated in my mind

Prob opened early but wanted to try. Blueberry and blackberry fruit, green pepper. Nice earthiness and structure. A bit too highly rated in my mind

Oct 10th, 2020
Eric

Stunner. Rating based on figure potential. I shouldn’t have opened but had to. So killer. Decades of life ahead.

Stunner. Rating based on figure potential. I shouldn’t have opened but had to. So killer. Decades of life ahead.

Oct 9th, 2020
Jimmie Sacco

Jimmie had this 2 months ago

Jimmie had this 2 months ago

Mar 13th, 2022
Celene Lucas

Celene had this a year ago

Celene had this a year ago

Jan 12th, 2021
John Van Trijp

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

Oct 21st, 2020