16 Ratings
Elyse Winery Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) Morisoli Vineyard is located in the heart of the Rutherford Bench, between Niebaum and Manley Lanes, at the base of Mount Saint John. This area has a worldwide reputation for producing complex, distinctive and age worthy wines. The unique terroir consists of well-drained, light, dusty, gravelly soil that produces grapes with vibrant flavor and impeccable balance. The resulting wines express equal parts power and finesse. This historic vineyard has been meticulously farmed by the Morisoli family for over a century. Each year, since 1986, we have been fortunate to produce a Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel from this very special place in Napa Valley.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2007 Vintage) The 2007 Morisoli Cabernet Sauvignon has a dark, almost black, purple color with a focused nose of blackberries, cassis, black cherries, allspice, and sloe plums along with pronounced graphite and cedar notes. Warm and inviting on the palate, this full-bodied wine shows deep flavors of perfectly ripe black and red fruits accented by sweet tannins, bright acidity, and intriguing oak nuances. It finishes as it started and without pause - vibrant fruit flavors, silky tannins, and underlying oak nuances.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/01/2009
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2004 Vintage) Mixing ripe cherry and raspberry fruit notes with less varietally precise hints of earth and wet leather, this full-bodied somewhat too tannic wine skirts the edges of murkiness but finds the path back to focus in the mouth with deep, rich flavors. It ends with a rustic dose of drying astringency, and while it has the stuffing to age, it represents a bit of a gamble.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2004 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 2005 Vintage) "The vineyard is in the heart of the Rutherford bench. The wine is rich in fruit and tannins, but a bit clumsy, with a chunky, tannic mouthfeel and jammy, direct blackberry and blueberry fruit flavors. Not ready for drinking now, but well-made, and should age well, as Cabs from this stretch tend to have a long life."