2010 Promontory

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 98 WA
  • 96 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 422618-2010-750-2A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 98

    The 2010 Promontory appears to be a killer wine. It ratchets up the level of concentration, but does not reveal as much of the La Mission Haut-Brion personality as the 2009. It exhibits more creme de cassis, sweet earth, truffle, new saddle leather and background vanilla and barbecue notes. Full-bodied, rich, pure and multidimensional, this wine is a kissing cousin of the great Harlan Estate located five to six miles due north on a similar latitude in the lower Mayacamas Mountains overlooking the Oakville Corridor, whereas Promontory overlooks Yountville. This is another 25-30-year wine from the winemaking team of Harlan Estate and Bond.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 96

    Deep saturated ruby. Extremely primary aromas of blueberry, kirsch , bitter chocolate and licorice, plus a whiff of leather; distinctly blacker in character than the 2009. Wonderfully plush and deep but with outstanding inner-mouth energy to the dark fruit and smoky mineral flavors. Boasts a remarkably noble, silky texture and great sweetness for such a powerful and unevolved wine. Most impressive today on the superb tactile, rising finish, which features strong but very smooth tannins and lovely floral lift. This beauty should be quite long-lived.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2014
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    The 2010 Promontory is rich, powerful and intense, with a core of inner sweetness that is compelling. Today the 2010 is quite exotic in its aromatics, but is less available and forthcoming on the palate. I would prefer to cellar it for a few more years.
    Author: Antonio Galloni
  • Anonymous | Rating:

    Drink Dates: 2020-2020
    Author: Aylward Justin
  • Self | Rating: 98

    Author: Gallo Boy

California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 561 bottles owned
  • 134 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 98
    (Out of 134 collectors)