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2009 Elivette

Retail Price: $200.00
Wine Club Price: $160.00

Abundant aromas of blackberry, cassis and smoky black cherry layer with spice notes of cinnamon and star anise, black tea and cola. A lush and silky entry reveals a graceful, structured wine of good size and weight. Well-integrated tannins shape a core of classic Spring Mountain cherry fruit with attending notes of mulberry, espresso and spice. The long, lingering finish echoes like a Cole Porter melody. The 2009 Elivette is quite approachable in its youth, and will benefit from 1-2 hours in a decanter before service. Drink 2012 to 2030.

Other Details:

  • Appellation: Napa Valley-Spring Mountain District
    Assemblage: Cabernet Sauvignon 86%, Cabernet Franc 12%, Merlot 2%
    Alcohol: 14.3%
    Aging: 22 months in new French oak
    Bottled: September 2011
    Released: October 2012
    Production: 2,175 cases

2009 Vintage

Richness, concentration and balance are the hallmarks of wines from the Spring Mountain Vineyard in 2009. The 2009 vintage completes a three year drought cycle in Napa Valley. Due to low rainfall, yields for the red Bordeaux varieties that comprise Elivette were less than one ton of fruit per acre. Though fewer cases were made, the 2009 vintage is one of our recent favorites. Conditions in the vineyard allowed for the long hang time that ensures perfectly ripened fruit, a winemaker's dream.

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