“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 blanched-walnut character to the blue fruit. Fresh and clean at the finish. Release in spring 2021. So beautiful to drink now.” - James Suckling, 96 Points, #94 in James Suckling’s Top 100 American Wines of 2020
"Ulysses Vineyard, Oakville, Napa Valley is very pleased to announce that it received its CCOF (California Certified Organic Farmers) certification for organic farming practices on May 10, 2021. Once part of the Charles Hopper Ranch, Ulysses was acquired by Christian Moueix in 2008. Since then, through meticulous replantation to dry farmed vines and attentive care, the vineyard has been restored. This CCOF certification marks the culmination of our efforts in creating ideal conditions for grape growing."
“Dry farming is at the heart of our sustainable approach. It conserves water and promotes the growth of deeper roots, ultimately enabling our vines to build resistance to extreme climate conditions.” Guillaume Eicholz, Vineyard Director
Growing grapes organically spurs the biodiversity of the soils, ensuring the fundamental health of the environment as well as the well-being of the vineyard workers.
“We constantly strive to better understand the complexity of our environment and to fine-tune our practices. This organic certification is one step closer to our achieving harmony with nature while preserving our cultural heritage.” Christian Moueix, Owner
ULYSSES VINEYARD, ONCE PART OF THE CHARLES HOPPER RANCH, WAS ACQUIRED IN 2008 BY CHRISTIAN MOUEIX.
Along the Napa Valley’s Oakville bench and extending over an alluvial fan at the foot of the Mayacamas Range, the site is exceptional for grape growing.
The soil is composed of deep, gravelly, clay loam and is particularly well-suited to growing 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 its terroir.
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