promontory, napa valley 2010
ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

2010 promontory, napa valley

Why We're Buying

Promontory by Will Harlan is the latest blockbuster cabernet sauvignon from Napa Valley. It's a painstaking testament to one man's passion for creating the perfect wine. The Promontory team makes up to 70 passes through the vineyards to pick grapes, dividing the fruit into 30+ components. The result is a transcendent wine that approaches four digits in price.

Critics Scores

ROBERT PARKER'S WINE ADVOCATE
98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

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. Rating: 98+