||Estate Bottled-Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District
||Cabernet Sauvignon 64%, Cabernet Franc 36%
||22 months in new French oak–Taransaud, Saury, Quintessence, Le Grand & Darnajou
Retail Price: $150.00
Wine Club Price: $120.00
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An aromatic medley introduces the 11th vintage of our signature wine. Aromas of cassis are accentuated by grace-notes of potpourri, cedar, white peppercorn and
elements of caramel and baking spices. A smooth entry reveals a graceful, structured wine of medium size and weight. On the palate, red currant and black
fruit seamlessly re-state the wine’s aromas. Soft tannins sculpt and shape the wine into an elegant and ethereal whole that lingers on the finish. This
vintage of Elivette will continue to develop and evolve beautifully over the years. Drink now through 2025, decanting for 1-2 hours in its youth.
The creation of Elivette, our signature wine, is overseen by winemaker Jac Cole and vineyard manager, Ron Rosenbrand, who capitalize on the diversity of Spring
Mountain’s complex vineyard. The austere mountain soils yield fewer than two tons of grapes per acre, yet the resulting wines reflect intense varietal
character, deep color, supple tannin structure and bright acidity. To fully preserve the unique qualities of each vineyard 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 Spring Mountain Vineyard.
About Spring Mountain Vineyard
Spring Mountain Vineyard is an 845-acre estate on the eastern slopes of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley. Only 225 acres of the estate are planted to vine,
representing 135 discrete hillside vineyard blocks with many soil types, exposures, and microclimates. A substantial portion of the vineyard is planted
in densities of over 4,000 vines per acre and trained to the ancient gobelet form, a vertical method invented by the Romans. Originally four contiguous 19th
century vineyards, Miravalle, Alba, Chevalier and La Perla are now one vineyard producing exclusively estate grown wines.