Awesome new release from one of our favorite small Napa Zin producers! If you aren't familiar with the reds from Elyse try them now as they always sell out fast. Old-vine Zin from the famed Morisoli Vineyard in the heart of the Rutherford Bench. The Elyse 2012 Morisoli Vineyard Zinfandel Napa Valley is deep purplish ruby in color and reveals intense aromas of sweet briary fruit, dried herbs and creme de cassis. Intoxicating aromas are followed by a cornucopia of flavors including black raspberries, wild cherries, black currants and orange zest, 91 Points Wine Spectator: "Briary raspberry and rose petal aromas lead to flavors that start off bright, but take on appealing power and depth as this opens. Notes of blackberry, anise and smoky pepper show on the finish, with big but ripe tannins. Drink now through 2022."
30 months in French oak, new and used.
30 months in French oak, new and used.9.3
Kristin the Wine Girl
Decant one hour. Red roses and ripe raspberry on the nose. Deep plummy ruby in color. Young red fruit and tannins on rge palate. Full bodied with a pleasant medium finish.
Decant one hour. Red roses and ripe raspberry on the nose. Deep plummy ruby in color. Young red fruit and tannins on rge palate. Full bodied with a pleasant medium finish.9.0