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Wine Spectator "Must See" DWWA 2013 Regional Trophy for 2010 Elivette
Current Release Wines for Spring Mountain Vineyard

2005 Elivette



Appellation: Napa Valley-Spring Mountain District
Estate Grown and Bottled
Assemblage: Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Petit Verdot 7%, Merlot 5%
Alcohol: 14.2%
Aging: 22 months in French Oak
Bottled: August 2007
Released: September 2009
Production: 3,300 Cases
Decanter Magazine 2010 World Wine AwardsGOLD MEDAL
The only GOLD medal in California

Retail Price: $150.00
Wine Club Price: $120.00

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About Elivette

The creation of Elivette is overseen by winemaker Jac Cole and vineyard manager, Ron Rosenbrand, who capitalize on the diversity of Spring Mountain's complex vineyard. Vines are planted in 135 discrete hillside blocks that rise from 400 to 1,600 feet above sea level on the eastern slopes of Spring Mountain. The austere mountain soils yield fewer than two tons of grapes per acre, yet the resulting wines reflect intense varietal character, supple tannin structure and bright acidity. To fully preserve the unique qualities of each block, the fruit from each is kept separate for fermentation and barrel aging. After selecting only the most elegant wines from specific barrels of the classic Bordeaux varietals, Elivette is blended to become the finest expression of the Spring Mountain Vineyard.


Rich depth of color and aromas of spices and concentrated candied fruit layer with raspberry, cherry, cassis and currant. Finely integrated oak aromas marry and intertwine the fruit to add complexity and depth. The wine is full and rich on the attack with dense coated tannins. Darker flavors of cocoa and espresso emerge to add even greater variety to the experience. As the wine opens, more and more intriguing elements unfold like hints of anise, toasted almonds, raspberry jam and a mineral earthiness. The mid-palate is weighty and chewy. The finish is long and complex. The 2005 will age gracefully for 10 to 20 years. In its youth, it will benefit from decanting.