Elyse

Elyse

Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

A deep garnet with hints of medium cherry undertones. Really intriguing nose that starts off with plenty of oak and blackberries, but then transitions to notes of leather, tobacco, and wet moss. What I want to say is that this is a very pretty wine, which it is, but it’s also so very big. It’s a huge Napa Cab which can be the death knell for so many wines but she manages to deftly avoid that fate. Plush and quite smooth on the tongue, there’s well integrated tannins and a certain lusciousness to this wine. Upon opening, there’s a surfeit of oak but that quickly fades and some really nice fruit shows. Blue and black berries, mint, chocolate, and herbs on the palate. Very nice long finish with some mild spice. — 25 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

Lovely review as always! Cheers!🍷

Elyse

Sonoma County Chardonnay 2015

A blend of 96% Chardonnay and 4% Pinot Blanc (a return to very old Burgundian style where a small amount of Pinot Blanc was added to Chardonnay), a blending practice Elyse started in 2013. Pale lemon with aromas of stone and citrus fruits with notes of biscuit, blossom and cedar, sur lie aged for 16 months on 33% new French oak. On the palate crisp flavors of apple, pear and creamy lemon curd, lively acidity, well balanced, great mouthfeel. Medium+ finish with ending with a slight toasty nutty caramel and mineral character. Very nice! Tasting Sample. — 4 months ago

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Hunter's Wines

Kaho Roa Winemaker's Selection Sauvignon Blanc 2014

NZ wine night with Sam and elyse. Delicious white, soft finish — 6 months ago

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Elyse

York Creek Vineyard Petite Sirah

Tim’s wine market. January club wine. Deep and smooth — 11 days ago

Elyse

Morisoli Vineyard Napa Valley Zinfandel 2014

Morisoli Vineyard located in heart of Rutherford Ranch, a renowned Napa area. Deep Ruby with pronounced aromas of black fruits, floral and complex spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and cherry with vanilla and cedar with a creamy texture. Vivid acidity, well-structured ripe tannins, long finish on this full-bodied wine ending with fruit, oak and spice character. Should develop nicely over next 5+ years. Outstanding! Tasting Sample! — 3 months ago

Lisa, David and 3 others liked this

Elyse

C'est Si Bon Naggiar Vineyard Red Rhone Blend 2017

Sry nice, easy drinking. Enjoyed with Salmon. — 4 months ago

Elyse

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

More time to breathe is helpful. Fruit forward, dark fruit - blackberries, blueberries, cherries - and chocolate/tobacco. — 7 months ago

Lauren Bloomberg
with Lauren

Elyse

Morisoli Vineyard Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

A bit on the dry side but nicely balanced. — 11 days ago

Elyse

Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2014

Teldeschi Vineyard, with some of the oldest vines planted from 1913 to 1919, located in heart of Dry Creek Valley AVA in Sonoma County. Deep Ruby with subtle aromas of black fruits, citrus and spice. On the palate flavors of black cherry and blueberry with citrus, black pepper and cacao notes. Lively acidity, tannins with a rustic edge, long finish, full-bodied wine ending with fruit and herb spice character. Should develop nicely over next 5+ years. Nice! Tasting Sample! — 3 months ago

Lisa, David and 4 others liked this

Elyse

York Creek Vineyard Napa Valley Zinfandel 2015

Bright blackberry scents and pure and zingy. Some smoky scents too. Savory and minerally in the mouth, with little flickers of the bright fruit as well. Full body. — 4 months ago

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