Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Eloge 2001

$89.99

SKU 490

750ml

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Color Ruby Red. Aroma Spicy Currant, with pepper, sandalwood and cedar. Taste Big-bodied, full middle, with plum, chocolate-rasberry, a hint of mocha. Well balanced between the forest-oak and acid. The Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petite Verdot, gives this wine a finesse, that allows a long finish and lingering after-taste.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 13.1%
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Wine AdvocateOne of the most complex Bordeaux blends to emerge from California over recent years is Conn Valley's Eloge, which is meant to represent a California-styled St.-Emilion. The 2001 Eloge is a brilliant offering. A blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot, it boasts a dense purple color as well as an extraordinary nose of menthol, blackberries, cassis, cedarwood, and spice box. This layered, voluptuously-textured, medium to full-bodied, impressively rich 2001 reveals silky tannin in addition to a long, heady finish. While it is impossible to resist, it will age beautifully for 12-15 more years.

Robert Parker, February 2005