Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Eloge 2010

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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Eloge 2010
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SKU 492

750ml

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The 2010 offers up powerful aromas of black cherry, crème de cassis, cedar & cigar box wood notes, streaks of red currents in the mid-palate, violets, spice and toast from the oak. The compelling aromas are followed by the palate with power and finesse. This polished, yet powerful wine promises to provide thrilling consumption for 30+ years. The length of the finish is remarkably long and satisfying.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Alcohol/vol 14.3%
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Wine AdvocateThe Eloge program has always been Anderson's Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon blend. From a late harvest (through the first week of November), the 2010 Eloge is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot aged 24 months in wood. Its dark plum/ruby color does not possess the saturation of the Cabernet Sauvignon Estate. Plenty of jammy blueberry, black cherry and wild mountain berry fruit set it apart from previous vintages of this cuvee. Medium-bodied and more Euro-centric in style, it is an attractive albeit lower-keyed, down-scaled version of Eloge. It should drink well for 10-12 years.

Robert Parker, October 2013