Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Right Bank Proprietary Red Blend 2002
Rich nose with some spice, black tea, toast with hints of cedar and leather and crushed blackberries. Good structure, rich full middle, almost cream like, rich ripe currants, sweet tannins. Great balance between the fruit, oak, and acid. Should age 7-9 years, and hold for 10 more years. 60% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot
Separated from the Napa Valley floor by a north/south running ridge, the world-renowned wineries of Joseph Heitz and Joseph Phelps are located on the west side of this ridge and the Anderson's Estate Vineyards are on the east side at a perfect elevation of 400 feet.
The vineyards not only enjoy Napa Valley's superb microclimate, but share the same Bale Loam Series as are found on the famous Rutherford Bench. This combination of clay-loam soil and microclimate produces up to 106 tons of exceptional fruit each year. One from which a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon and Bordeaux-style blend, called Éloge, can be artfully handcrafted.