Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 10/22/2014
Elyse Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Elyse Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 75067)

PRICE ON 10/22/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 93 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The vineyard is located between Niebaum Lane and Manley Lane 0.7 miles west of Route 29 in the heart of Rutherford Bench, which has a worldwide reputation for growing great Cabernet Sauvignon. This is the 12th year that we have produced wine from this vineyard. Its light, dusty, gravely soils produce grapes with vibrant fruit and impeccable balance. The fruit results in wines composed of equal parts power and finesse. The wines we make from this vineyard have great longevity but are also very drinkable when they are released. Each year, we produce single vineyard designated Cabernet and Zinfandel from this very special vineyard.

Drink over the next 7 to 15 years. Serve with beef, game, and ripe cheeses.

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About Elyse:

In 1983, Nancy and Ray arrived in California from Cape Cod to fulfill Ray’s dream of making wine and Nancy’s taste for adventure. After working harvest at Mt. Eden Winery in Saratoga, they moved to Napa Valley and became innkeepers for a bed &breakfast. Ray then spent formative time at Tonella Vineyard Management, where he gained philosophical perspective and practical knowledge working in the vineyards. Ray’s nine year tenure at Whitehall Lane Winery under the tutelage of Art Finkelstein first as a cellar worker and then as head winemaker honed his skills in the art of blending and was the inspiration for Ray’s winemaking style today.

In 1987, Ray & Nancy started Elyse Winery with 286 cases of Zinfandel from the Morisoli Vineyard, which is still a cornerstone vineyard source for the winery. After a decade of nomadic winemaking at various custom crush facilities, in 1997 they purchased a small winery and vineyard on Hoffman Lane, the home of Elyse Winery and tasting room.