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2012 Elivette

Retail Price: $150.00
Wine Club Price: $120.00

The 2012 Elivette opens with the inviting suggestion of fresh strawberry, rose petal, notes of brown spice, chocolate and subtle leather. A pleasing sweet entry introduces a layered wine nicely shaped and supported by fine-grained tannins. On the palate, the wine is broad and round, delivering a profusion of fruit in a structural framework that is still tightly knit at this stage of development, but fully capturing the generous and exceptional nature of the 2012 vintage. Decant for 1-2 hours before service. Enjoy 2015 to 2028.


Other Details:

  • Appellation: Napa Valley-Spring Mountain District
    Assemblage: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, 8% Petit Verdot, 2% Merlot
    Alcohol: 14.2%
    Aging: 20 months in French oak, 60% new
    Bottled: September 2014
    Production: 2,200 Cases
 

2012 Vintage

Perfect abundance marked the 2012 growing season. Plentiful Spring rain filled our reserves, and there was no frost during the critical bloom phase. Summer brought a classic California weather pattern of alternating days of morning fog and sun that slowly brought the estate fruit to the perfect point of ripeness. Total yield over all varieties growing on the Spring Mountain Vineyard was 2.25 tons per acre, exceeding the 1.5 tons per acre norm, and making 2012 our most abundant harvest in twenty years.

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