‘Stunningly delineated and precise, with tremendous purity and exceptional balance, the 2014 Promontory dazzles from start to finish’ Antonio Galloni
We are delighted to offer you an exclusive parcel of Promontory 2014, a ‘towering achievement’ of a wine from one of the Napa Valley’s most celebrated producers.
The story of Promontory dates back to the 1980s. Bill Harlan was hiking in the mountains along Oakville’s southwestern ridge to the south of Harlan Estate when he stumbled across a prohibition-era bootlegger’s cabin alongside an abandoned vineyard. Bill immediately recognised the potential of this rugged slope but wasn’t able to buy the land until 2008. The first vintage, the 2009, was released in 2013 to immediate international acclaim, garnering a series of impressive scores.
With an outstanding 100 points from Antonio Galloni and 99 points from Lisa Perrotti-Brown the 2014 sets the bar for top Napa Cabernet. Lisa Perrotti-Brown describes the 2014 as ‘super intense’ and ‘wonderfully ethereal’. For Galloni, this is an ‘extraordinary’ vintage with the 2015 and 2016 not far behind, a ‘towering achievement from one of Napa Valley’s most talented young winemakers.’
At £595 per bottle, the 2014 is cheaper than the recently released 2016 which received a similar score. We have an allocation of just 18 bottles of the 2014 presented in individual wooden cases.
Please contact us as soon as possible to secure a bottle or two of this exceptional cuvée.
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2014 Promontory, Napa Valley
£595 per OWC bottle in bond
‘I knew it was only a matter of time before Davide Cilli would make a wine at Promontory that would represent the maximum expression of this rugged hillside site. The 2014 Promontory has been exceptional in the past, but it has also gained another gear or two over the last year, which is pretty much now standard for these wines. Stunningly delineated and precise, with tremendous purity and exceptional balance, the 2014 Promontory dazzles from start to finish. This is an especially translucent style, one that is more about persistence and balance than power alone. Stated simply, the 2014 Promontory is towering achievement from one of Napa Valley’s most talented young winemakers. Kudos to the Harlan family and the winegrowing team led by Bob Levy and Cory Empting for creating the framework that allowed Cilli to craft this exquisite, riveting Cabernet Sauvignon.’ 100 points, Antonio Galloni
‘Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2014 Promontory bursts from the glass with bold, brazen notions of crushed blackcurrants, black raspberries, wild blueberries and redcurrant jelly with a compelling perfume of rose hip tea, sandalwood, unsmoked cigars and dried lavender. Full-bodied, super intense and yet wonderfully ethereal, it has a firm line of very fine-grained tannins, tons of freshness and incredibly vibrant, crunchy fruit, finishing long with bags of energy.’ 99 points, Lisa Perrotti-Brown
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