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Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley Éloge 2005

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96 Points Robert Parker: Its safe to say that Todd Anderson and winemaking assistant Mac Sawyer are flying on all cylinders with their Bordeaux varietals at this winery tucked away in the Conn Valley. They also make some Pinot Noir which I am decidedly less enthusiastic about and some Petite Sirah which is promising. There are three red wine cuvees made the Right Bank based on the Pomerol concept of a Merlot-dominated wine with some Cabernet Franc in it the pure Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve which has long been the flagship wine of the estate and of course the Eloge which is more of a Medoc-like blend of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon about 20-25% Cabernet Franc and the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot. These are all sensational wines all worth tracking down in the marketplace. There are approximately 1000 cases of the Right Bank. It is usually a blend of two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet Franc. The Eloge normally a blend of approximately 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest

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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

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

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
09/23/2011

"Full-bodied


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
03/16/2010

Full-bodied, with cedar, fresh crushed spices, hint of saddle leather. Very complex.


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

96RP no further case discount


External Review
Source: Melange Wines
10/06/2009

96 Points Robert Parker: Its safe to say that Todd Anderson and winemaking assistant Mac Sawyer are flying on all cylinders with their Bordeaux varietals at this winery tucked away in the Conn Valley. They also make some Pinot Noir which I am decidedly less enthusiastic about and some Petite Sirah which is promising. There are three red wine cuvees made the Right Bank based on the Pomerol concept of a Merlot-dominated wine with some Cabernet Franc in it the pure Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve which has long been the flagship wine of the estate and of course the Eloge which is more of a Medoc-like blend of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon about 20-25% Cabernet Franc and the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot. These are all sensational wines all worth tracking down in the marketplace. There are approximately 1000 cases of the Right Bank. It is usually a blend of two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet Franc. The Eloge normally a blend of approximately 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 96The 2005 Eloge, essentially the same blend as the 2004, is even better. A terrific wine that has put on significant weight since I tasted it last year. It now reveals gorgeous incense, cedar, black currant, and cherry notes intermixed with some spice box, new saddle leather, and smoky, gamey notes. Full-bodied, dense, chewy, but gorgeously elegant, complex, and altogether perfectly balanced, this is a fabulous effort and is already drinkable, but promises to evolve and last for at least another 15-20 years.Wine Tasting NotesRuby with purple on edge. Mocha, blackberries, some black pepper and cassis. Full-bodied, with full rich middle palate, many layers of fruit. Perfect balance of fruit, oak and acid, this wine is opulent and intense. Great finish.


External Review
11/15/2008

The 2005 Eloge, essentially the same blend as the 2004, is even better. A terrific wine that has put on significant weight since I tasted it last year. It now reveals gorgeous incense, cedar, black currant, and cherry notes intermixed with some spice box, new saddle leather, and smoky, gamey notes. Full-bodied, dense, chewy, but gorgeously elegant, complex, and altogether perfectly balanced, this is a fabulous effort and is already drinkable, but promises to evolve and last for at least another 15-20 years.



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96 Points Robert Parker: Its safe to say that Todd Anderson and winemaking assistant Mac Sawyer are flying on all cylinders with their Bordeaux varietals at this winery tucked away in the Conn Valley. They also make some Pinot Noir which I am decidedly less enthusiastic about and some Petite Sirah which is promising. There are three red wine cuvees made the Right Bank based on the Pomerol concept of a Merlot-dominated wine with some Cabernet Franc in it the pure Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve which has long been the flagship wine of the estate and of course the Eloge which is more of a Medoc-like blend of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon about 20-25% Cabernet Franc and the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot. These are all sensational wines all worth tracking down in the marketplace. There are approximately 1000 cases of the Right Bank. It is usually a blend of two-thirds Merlot and one-third Cabernet Franc. The Eloge normally a blend of approximately 65% Cabernet Sauvignon 25% Cabernet Franc and the rest

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