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2011 Elivette

Retail Price: $125.00
Wine Club Price: $100.00

Evocative aromas of pure cabernet, red cherry and brambleberry meld with holiday spice, dark chocolate and caramel. The entry is rich, the plentiful dark fruit gently shaped by round tannins and enlivened by bright acidity into a complete, balanced wine. There is a powerful density to the mid-palate that resonates and leads to a lingering finish. The elegance of this vintage of Elivette makes it a lovely food companion. Delightful now, but a few years of cellaring will reveal its ultimate beauty. Drink 2014 to 2029.


Other Details:

  • Appellation: Estate Bottled - Napa Valley Spring Mountain District
    Assemblage: Cabernet Sauvignon 77%, Cabernet Franc 13%, Petit Verdot 10%
    Alcohol: 14.1%
    Aging: 22 months in new French oak – Taransaud, Saury, Quintessence, Le Grand & Darnajou
    Bottled: September 2013
    Released: September 2014
    Production: 2,221 cases
 

2011 Vintage

The 2011 vintage was cool and late, with greater than average rainfall (63 vs 46 inch norm). Warm temperatures at harvest brought the grapes to full physiological maturity and gave the cabernet sauvignon and complementary varieties a bright and pure varietal character. The 2011 Elivette benefitted from fermentation in new Taransaud oak tanks, resulting in earlier tannin integration and approachability upon release. For the fourth consecutive vintage, yields were very low, only one ton per acre, as compared to the normal average of 1.5 tons.

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