Promontory

About Promontory

Promontory was founded by the Harlan family within the western hills of Napa Valley, on the border between Oakville and Yountville.  The land is a hidden, untamed territory originally discovered by H. William Harlan in the early 1980s, and finally captured by the Harlan family in 2008.

 

The 30 hectares of vines are laid out in a patchwork and planted on steep and rugged slopes within 340 hectares of forest and wilderness.  Promontory is aged in large Austrian oak casks, and released more than 5 years after harvest.  The wine is characterized by the metamorphic geology: fresh forest and wet stone aromatics; on the palate a linear drive, mineral focus, and the feeling of an almost weightless structure.


Promontory has one of the best winemaking teams in California and takes a no expense spared approach to produce some of the best wines in the world. This wine is being elevated to the level of Screaming Eagle, Pétrus or Le Pin in terms of cult status, unbelievably quality and scarcity.

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Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Promontory Napa Valley 2012 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £957.35
2012

Promontory Napa Valley 2012 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (100)

This is incredibly complex and complete with white and black-truffle aromas, as well as wet earth and blackcurrants. Then, it changes to tobacco, cedar and wild forest fruit. Dazzling complexity in both the nose and palate. Full-bodied, yet tight and harmonious. The tannins melt into the wine. Drinkable now, but one for the cellar. This estate could one day rival Harlan, which shares its ownership.

California 1x150cl - 100 (JS) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £957.35
If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Promontory Napa Valley 2013 (1x150cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,487.36
2013

Promontory Napa Valley 2013 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The best wine so far (although I suspect the 2015 may ultimately enter the picture as well) is the nearly perfect 2013 Promontory Estate. It is simply richer and fuller, with greater integration of tannin, and tastes spectacular. With an opaque, dense purple color and notes of graphite, wet rocks, blackberry and blueberry fruit, some charcoal, and again, loads of spice and loamy soil nuances, the wine has great intensity, a full-bodied texture, and finely grained, sweet tannin. This is a stunner and again, accessible, but its best days are probably a good decade away, as this could very well turn out to be a 40- to 50-year wine.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 1x150cl 5 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,487.36
Promontory Napa Valley 2013 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £1,854.83
2013

Promontory Napa Valley 2013 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The best wine so far (although I suspect the 2015 may ultimately enter the picture as well) is the nearly perfect 2013 Promontory Estate. It is simply richer and fuller, with greater integration of tannin, and tastes spectacular. With an opaque, dense purple color and notes of graphite, wet rocks, blackberry and blueberry fruit, some charcoal, and again, loads of spice and loamy soil nuances, the wine has great intensity, a full-bodied texture, and finely grained, sweet tannin. This is a stunner and again, accessible, but its best days are probably a good decade away, as this could very well turn out to be a 40- to 50-year wine.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x75cl 10 99 (WA) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £1,854.83
Promontory Napa Valley 2014 (3x75cl)
Inc. VAT: £2,225.63
2014

Promontory Napa Valley 2014 (3x75cl)

Vinous (100)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x75cl 4 100 (VN) Read Review/Description Inc. VAT: £2,225.63
Year Wine Region Format Qty Score Price Wishlist
Promontory Napa Valley 2012 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £793.33
2012

Promontory Napa Valley 2012 (1x150cl)

James Suckling (100)

This is incredibly complex and complete with white and black-truffle aromas, as well as wet earth and blackcurrants. Then, it changes to tobacco, cedar and wild forest fruit. Dazzling complexity in both the nose and palate. Full-bodied, yet tight and harmonious. The tannins melt into the wine. Drinkable now, but one for the cellar. This estate could one day rival Harlan, which shares its ownership.

California 1x150cl - 100 (JS) Read Review/Description In Bond: £793.33
If a product is only available on pre-order then the suggested prices are to be used as a guide, and are based on release prices from previous years. The final release price will be confirmed later
Promontory Napa Valley 2013 (1x150cl)
In Bond: £1,235.00
2013

Promontory Napa Valley 2013 (1x150cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The best wine so far (although I suspect the 2015 may ultimately enter the picture as well) is the nearly perfect 2013 Promontory Estate. It is simply richer and fuller, with greater integration of tannin, and tastes spectacular. With an opaque, dense purple color and notes of graphite, wet rocks, blackberry and blueberry fruit, some charcoal, and again, loads of spice and loamy soil nuances, the wine has great intensity, a full-bodied texture, and finely grained, sweet tannin. This is a stunner and again, accessible, but its best days are probably a good decade away, as this could very well turn out to be a 40- to 50-year wine.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 1x150cl 5 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,235.00
Promontory Napa Valley 2013 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,539.00
2013

Promontory Napa Valley 2013 (3x75cl)

Wine Advocate (99)

The best wine so far (although I suspect the 2015 may ultimately enter the picture as well) is the nearly perfect 2013 Promontory Estate. It is simply richer and fuller, with greater integration of tannin, and tastes spectacular. With an opaque, dense purple color and notes of graphite, wet rocks, blackberry and blueberry fruit, some charcoal, and again, loads of spice and loamy soil nuances, the wine has great intensity, a full-bodied texture, and finely grained, sweet tannin. This is a stunner and again, accessible, but its best days are probably a good decade away, as this could very well turn out to be a 40- to 50-year wine.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x75cl 10 99 (WA) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,539.00
Promontory Napa Valley 2014 (3x75cl)
In Bond: £1,848.00
2014

Promontory Napa Valley 2014 (3x75cl)

Vinous (100)

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.
Delivery to Storage from 8 Sep 2021

California 3x75cl 4 100 (VN) Read Review/Description In Bond: £1,848.00

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