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2007 Elivette 1.5L

Retail Price: $480.00
Wine Club Price: $384.00

The 2007 Elivette delivers an abundance of red fruit aromas. Cranberry, cherry and strawberry mingle with sweet spices and a hint of molasses for a nicely layered introduction to the wine. On the palate, red and black fruit combine with nuances of cola, chocolate and an intriguing note of dry herb. Youthful but well-developed tannins coat the palate and shape the wine. The 2007 Elivette is approachable now, but will reward cellaring. In its youth, decant for 1 to 2 hours to fully open the many layers of this wine. Drink 2011 to 2020.July 29, 2011

Other Details:

  • Appellation:Napa Valley-Spring Mountain District
    Assemblage:Cabernet Sauvignon 84%, Cabernet Franc 12%, Petit Verdot 4%
    Aging:21 months in 85% new French oak from Taransaud, Saury, Quintessence, Le Grand and Darnajou
    Bottled:September 23, 2009
    Released:October 2011

2007 Vintage

The 2007 vintage began with a warm winter and dry spring that gave us only 50% of our normal rainfall. Budbreak occurred in early to mid-March, more than a month earlier than 2006. Bloom took place in mid-April. Summer temperatures were moderate with no heat spikes until mid-August. Harvest began on August 28. The 2007 vintage marks the first year of what we now call a drought in Napa Valley. The positive result of less rainfall is reflected in the concentration of aromas and flavors in wines from this acclaimed vintage.

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