Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Elyse Tietjan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
Elyse Tietjan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2000
(search item no. 75070)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $49.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2001 Wine & Spirits rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2000 Tietjen Cabernet Sauvignon is opaque purple in color, opulent and full-bodied. The wine opens with spicy vanilla oak and crosses the palate with pure essences of blueberries, blackberries, and an underlying bouquet of violets.

This Cabernet is velvety textured with a rich, creamy mouthfeel – offering sumptuous richness as well as a powerful elegance. We blended in the Petite Verdot for added spice and tannin on the finish.

Decant before drinking now or cellar for 7 – 12 years.

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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.