This Cabernet Sauvignon opens with a silky entry that reveals a broad mid palate richness. Wild raspberry, plum, espresso, and clove are all supported by the structure that this historic site has provided for generations, finishing with the dusty tannins one would expect from these hallowed grounds.
The vineyard is located between Niebaum and Manley Lanes, at the base of Mt. Saint John and in the heart of the Rutherford Bench. This area has a worldwide reputation for growing great Cabernet Sauvignon. The light, dusty, gravely soil here produces grapes with vibrant flavor and impeccable balance. The resulting wines express equal parts power and finesse. An Elyse wine from this vineyard will have great longevity but is also very drinkable when released. Each year, since 1986, we produce a Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from this very special place in Napa Valley.