Robert Parker(1999 Vintage) "The 1999 Eloge offers up complex aromas of sweet red and black currants intertwined with high quality oak, tobacco leaf, and spicy, peppery characteristics. It is lush, complex, dense and expansive, yet light on its feet. This full-bodied, impressive 1999 will drink well for 15+ years. Conn Valley's 1,200-case cuvee of Eloge is one of California's most intriguing proprietary reds. This striking Bordeaux-like blend is aged in 100% new French oak, and is bottled (as are all their wines) without fi...
International Wine Cellar(2000 Vintage) Rating: 89-91 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 102, May/June 2002 Deep red. Sappy spices lift the aromas of redcurrant, minerals, flowers, tar and tobacco; quite claret-like on the nose. Then rich, lush and sweet, but with more obvious spine than the Estate 2000. Slightly high-toned flavors of redcurrant, cedar, herbs, tar and tobacco. Finishes with fairly fine-grained tannins but is not yet showing the grip of the '99 example.
Wine Spectator(2000 Vintage) Rating: 85/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator