Elyse

York Creek Vineyard Napa Valley Zinfandel

9.17 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
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

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.

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.

Oct 20th, 2019
Tom Casagrande

Zinny, who is about to get the porterhouse bone, says “Hurry up with the damn photo shoot.” He also likes this Zin a lot. A leaner and more savory profile than most, it’s got a brambly nose and blackberry fruit with savory, almost garrigue-like notes. Broad-shouldered, but with good acids for a Zin, it’s very distinctive.

Zinny, who is about to get the porterhouse bone, says “Hurry up with the damn photo shoot.” He also likes this Zin a lot. A leaner and more savory profile than most, it’s got a brambly nose and blackberry fruit with savory, almost garrigue-like notes. Broad-shouldered, but with good acids for a Zin, it’s very distinctive.

Mar 3rd, 2019
Tom Casagrande

Immediately noticeable is the purity of the nose, an Elyse trademark. Perfectly ripe and focused black raspberry. Cracked stone scents emerge with air, along with sweet baking spices. Mouthfilling and mostly soft, but there’s a bit of youthful tightness and some significant tannin, indicating this will benefit from a few years in the cellar. The finish is extraordinarily long for a Zin, and ends with a note of pure fruit. Excellent!

Immediately noticeable is the purity of the nose, an Elyse trademark. Perfectly ripe and focused black raspberry. Cracked stone scents emerge with air, along with sweet baking spices. Mouthfilling and mostly soft, but there’s a bit of youthful tightness and some significant tannin, indicating this will benefit from a few years in the cellar. The finish is extraordinarily long for a Zin, and ends with a note of pure fruit. Excellent!

May 30th, 2018
David Fry

Delightful, light bodied and elegant. The stewed fruits come through after a while. Maybe a touch heavy with the oak but very enjoyable.

Delightful, light bodied and elegant. The stewed fruits come through after a while. Maybe a touch heavy with the oak but very enjoyable.

Sep 24th, 2018
Angelo Casagrande

About 25 years ago I bought all these spices to bake a German Christmas cake. I burned it, but that’s not the point. The nose on this brought back the pre- burn baking smell. That and raspberry jam. Not an alcohol - dominant fruit bomb. This has finesse! Really enjoyable. Thanks to my brother for this.

About 25 years ago I bought all these spices to bake a German Christmas cake. I burned it, but that’s not the point. The nose on this brought back the pre- burn baking smell. That and raspberry jam. Not an alcohol - dominant fruit bomb. This has finesse! Really enjoyable. Thanks to my brother for this.

Sep 17th, 2018
Andrew Rasse

Structured, elegant old-world style Zin from a legendary mtn vineyard. Considerable power but not overdone in the least. Needs to sleep for a few years. Oak and tannin a bit out of whack.

Structured, elegant old-world style Zin from a legendary mtn vineyard. Considerable power but not overdone in the least. Needs to sleep for a few years. Oak and tannin a bit out of whack.

May 13th, 2018
Christopher Friend

Christopher had this a year ago

Christopher had this a year ago

May 25th, 2018