93+ Robert Parker
Lastly, and probably the flagship wine from Elyse, is their 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard, which hails from Rutherford, just to the west of Highway 29. Backward, youthful and behaving more like a 2013 than a 2012 Napa Cab, the wine exhibits serious concentration and extract, a full-bodied mouthfeel, and beautifully pure blueberry, blackberry and black raspberry fruit. Some floral notes as well as hints of forest floor and earth are also present. With powerful tannins and beautiful extraction, this rich, multi-dimensional wine should drink well for up to two decades.
Our 2012 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet is dark rubycolored and has a seductively aromatic nose of black truffle, cassis, cedar and briary fruit with faint suggestions of mint, dusty earth and leather. Warm and inviting on the palate, it has a silky entry followed by deep focused flavors of black currant, wild raspberry and hints of chocolate, plum and espresso.
Dense, rich and very satisfying this Cabernet is lavishly textured with beautiful fruit ripeness, well-integrated oak and dusty tannin. True to form, it displays the power and elegance that is so characteristic of this vineyard.
Mike Trotta, Winemaker
96% Cabernet Sauvignon
2% Petit Verdot
763 cases produced