Elyse

Korte Ranch Vineyard Zinfandel

9.19 ratings
9.02 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Tom Casagrande

Very fluid and rich, but not jammy. Rich blackberry fruit with sweet spice on the nose. In the mouth it’s rich and enveloping, with very low acidity, but that’s not necessarily unbalancing it. On the palate the fruit is augmented with a granular sandstoney minerality. A tad bit of heat in the finish.

Very fluid and rich, but not jammy. Rich blackberry fruit with sweet spice on the nose. In the mouth it’s rich and enveloping, with very low acidity, but that’s not necessarily unbalancing it. On the palate the fruit is augmented with a granular sandstoney minerality. A tad bit of heat in the finish.

Aug 9th, 2021
Tom Casagrande

Elyse is a benchmark Zin producer IMHO and this is a solid effort. Needs some air because it’s a little locked up initially. Then it gives off classic Napa Zin scents of restrained and pure black raspberry and warm gravel. It’s also got a thing that reminds me of an old rich guy’s mahogany and Corinthian leather appointed library. It’s low-toned in the mouth, with a peppery scorched earth thing initially, with fruit coming on later. For me, the scorched earth thing brings the composite down a bit.

Elyse is a benchmark Zin producer IMHO and this is a solid effort. Needs some air because it’s a little locked up initially. Then it gives off classic Napa Zin scents of restrained and pure black raspberry and warm gravel. It’s also got a thing that reminds me of an old rich guy’s mahogany and Corinthian leather appointed library. It’s low-toned in the mouth, with a peppery scorched earth thing initially, with fruit coming on later. For me, the scorched earth thing brings the composite down a bit.

Jan 10th, 2021
Ming L
9.2

This Zin continues to impress me. Plum, blueberry, fig, black pepper, espresso, and light tobacco. Juicy and smooth on the palate. Round acidity and tannins. Lingering candied and smoky finish.
Paring with burger is as good as it gets. Fantastic value for a single vineyard bottling from St. Helena.

This Zin continues to impress me. Plum, blueberry, fig, black pepper, espresso, and light tobacco. Juicy and smooth on the palate. Round acidity and tannins. Lingering candied and smoky finish.
Paring with burger is as good as it gets. Fantastic value for a single vineyard bottling from St. Helena.

Jun 25th, 2022
Turd Ferguson

Delicious with puttanesca which means roughly your mother is a whore in Italian.

Delicious with puttanesca which means roughly your mother is a whore in Italian.

Feb 11th, 2021
Alton Komori

2016 - Fruit forward, slight green pepper bouquet; medium mouthfeel and finish; easy drinking.

2016 - Fruit forward, slight green pepper bouquet; medium mouthfeel and finish; easy drinking.

Jan 26th, 2021
Peter Montoleone

Peter had this a year ago

Peter had this a year ago

Jul 31st, 2021
Jenks

Jenks had this 2 years ago

Jenks had this 2 years ago

Jan 9th, 2021
Michelle Guendelsberger

Michelle had this 2 years ago

Michelle had this 2 years ago

Dec 12th, 2020