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2018 Elivette

Retail Price: $160.00
Wine Club Price: $128.00
Complexity, concentration, and cohesiveness are hallmarks of the 2018 Elivette with layers upon layers of aromas and flavors slowly peeling open as the wine evolves in the glass. Both the pedigree of our estate, along with the exceptional 2018 vintage are on full display with this wine.  Aromas of red and blue fruits mingle with earthy forest floor, dried tea leaves, and dried fruit.  As the wine further opens, tobacco leaf, violets, black currants, and sage evolve into dusty sweet sandalwood and cocoa spice. On the palate, the youthfulness of this wine initially shows tight, dark bitter cocoa before opening into earthy blue fruits, fresh fig, and dried rose petals. Structurally, the wine is broad across the palate with a lingering finish of cedar and spice.  With proper cellaring this wine should age gracefully for many years to come but with proper decanting is ready to drink now.


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2018 brought another stellar growing season to Spring Mountain Vineyards. Drier than normal conditions through the 2017-2018 winter caused some concerns but higher February and March rainfall totals filled reservoirs with ample water for the warmer summer months approaching.  Both Bud break and flowering occurred slightly later than average but with near-perfect conditions resulting in good cluster set and a strong crop load.  Summer months brought more ideal ripening conditions with moderate heat and without major heat spikes. Harvest began with Sauvignon blanc on September 7th and finished with some Cabernet Sauvignon on November 6th.  Crop yields were on par with recent years but the extended hang time allowed for great flavor and phenolic development creating wines with great depth, power, and balance.

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