(From 2010 Vintage) The fruit for this red blend was harvested during the cool hours of early morning to maximize fresh flavors. Crush occurred in our cellar prior to fermentation and maceration on the skins, after which the wines were drained and pressed to barrels for maturation. After a year in predominantly French oak, a preliminary blend was created and that blended wine put back into barrel in order to begin the process of marrying the flavors of the component varietals. Another twelve months later, the wines went through final evaluation to complete the blend.
(From «nv» Vintage) The 2002 Elu is yet another in a long line of seamless, well balanced wines. Based on Cabernet Sauvignon, it is immensely rich in concentrated currant, cherry and raspberry. The palate has complex cherry cinnamon and blackberry flavors that linger. Tannins, influenced by its Rutherford heritage, are dusty and fine creating a beautiful finish. Drink now through 2015
Robert Parker(From 2010 Vintage) Rating: 95/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/12/2013