2017 Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon - 3L
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JS 96 WS 95 VN 94
JS 96

jamessuckling.com, November 2020

Extremely aromatic with crushed berries, currants, flowers and hints of uncured tobacco leaf. Carnations. Medium to full body and extremely fine tannins that are firm and polished. Vertical tannins draw you down. Some...
WS 95

Wine Spectator, July 2021

This is packed with the ripe, vivid fruit of the vintage, sporting intense cassis, raspberry and blackberry flavors allied to prodigious structure in the form of licorice root and roasted apple wood notes. Rippling with...
VN 94

Vinous, January 2022

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon is soft, understated and classy, all of which make it a fine choice for drinking now and over the next 15-20 years. The purity of the red-fleshed fruit is striking, as is the wine's freshness...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Napa Valley
Vintage 2017
Size 3L
Percent alcohol 15%
Closure Cork

Introducing the 2017 Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon, a truly remarkable wine that embodies the essence of California's North Coast region. This stunning red wine, crafted by the renowned Ulysses winery, showcases the exceptional quality and craftsmanship for which they are known.

In the glass, the wine displays a deep, garnet-red color that immediately captivates the eye. The nose is greeted by an intoxicating aroma of crushed berries, currants, and delicate floral notes, accompanied by hints of uncured tobacco leaf. It is a truly aromatic experience that draws you in with every sip.

On the palate, the Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon reveals its true character. Medium to full-bodied, it boasts an exquisite balance of flavors and textures. The fine tannins are firm yet polished, creating a velvety mouthfeel that lingers on the palate. As you explore further, you'll discover a delightful interplay of blanched-walnut character and luscious blue fruit, adding depth and complexity to the wine.

The finish is fresh and clean, leaving a lasting impression of the wine's impeccable craftsmanship. This vintage is a testament to Ulysses' commitment to producing wines of exceptional quality and finesse. It is no wonder that this wine has garnered high praise from critics and experts alike.

Renowned wine critic James Suckling awarded the 2017 Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon an impressive score of 96 points. He describes it as "beautiful to drink now" and highlights the wine's aromatic profile and fine tannins. Wine Spectator also gave it a score of 95 points, praising its intense fruit flavors, muscular structure, and intricate details.

Vinous, another respected publication, awarded the wine 94 points, noting its softness, understated elegance, and striking purity of red-fleshed fruit. They also emphasize the wine's freshness and overall silkiness, making it a pleasure to taste.

With an alcohol percentage of 15.0%, this wine is a powerful yet refined expression of California's Cabernet Sauvignon. It is a wine that will age gracefully, with the potential to be enjoyed over the next 15-20 years.

In conclusion, the 2017 Ulysses Cabernet Sauvignon is a standout wine that showcases the best of what California's North Coast has to offer. With its impeccable balance, complex flavors, and impressive accolades, this is a wine that deserves a place in any wine connoisseur's collection.