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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Éloge 1999

Member Review by WineborkDotCom:

(Review of November 2009.) We've tassted this wine on three occasions over the past two years, and it's been excellent eah time. Purchased for $40 at the winery during a nearly 1/2-off sale, this Cabernet had superb aromatics that reminded me of a top-flight St. Julien. Dark currants, cranberry, black cherry, and subtle violet-like floral notes highlight the complex nose. Structured very like a top Bordeaux - less weighty in the mouth and much less alcoholic than some of the bigger Conn Valley Eloge's of recent years. Perhaps it lacks a bit of grip compared to those bigger wines, but it is still a sensational Bordeaux-style blend, especially at about 1/2 the cost of current vintages. It's drinking great right now and will continue to do so for at least another 10 years.

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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards:
Once the grapes are picked, which can take anywhere from three days to three weeks depending on the weather, they are crushed and the juice placed in large stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Fermentation is allowed to proceed until just the right amount of sugar has been converted to alcohol, at which point the young wine is separate from the remaining pomace of skins and sediment and r... Read more
Once the grapes are picked, which can take anywhere from three days to three weeks depending on the weather, they are crushed and the juice placed in large stainless steel tanks for fermentation. Fermentation is allowed to proceed until just the right amount of sugar has been converted to alcohol, at which point the young wine is separate from the remaining pomace of skins and sediment and racked into French oak barrels to age in the caves. Periodically, the barrels are racked over the course of two years to remove standing sediment prior to bottling, corking, labeling and packaging. Wine cases are then stored in a specially designed, temperature controlled warehouse. Read less

Member Reviews for Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Éloge

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Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
38982702
4.50 5
07/27/2010

(Review of November 2009.) We've tassted this wine on three occasions over the past two years, and it's been excellent eah time. Purchased for $40 at the winery during a nearly 1/2-off sale, this Cabernet had superb aromatics that reminded me of a top-flight St. Julien. Dark currants, cranberry, black cherry, and subtle violet-like floral notes highlight the complex nose. Structured very like a top Bordeaux - less weighty in the mouth and much less alcoholic than some of the bigger Conn Valley Eloge's of recent years. Perhaps it lacks a bit of grip compared to those bigger wines, but it is still a sensational Bordeaux-style blend, especially at about 1/2 the cost of current vintages. It's drinking great right now and will continue to do so for at least another 10 years.


Snooth User: WineborkDotCom
38982702
4.50 5
01/18/2010

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Éloge

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
11/25/2009

RP: 92 Points


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
01/21/2013

The 1999 Eloge offers up complex aromas of sweet red and black currants intertwined with high quality oak, tobacco leaf, and spicy, peppery characteristics. It is lush, complex, dense and expansive, yet light on its feet. This full-bodied, impressive 1999 will drink well for 15+ years. ** ONLY 3 IN STOCK **




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