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2007 Elyse Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine has all its ducks in a row and if you like big full-bodied red wines, this one will march right in and steal your heart away.  This winery flies under the radar and over the years has made quite a reputation for producing very specific style wines.  Vintage after vintage they keep putting consistently focused location specific wines in bottles for our enjoyment.   Classic Napa Valley Rutherford Cabernet aromas of dark brambly fruit mingled with allspice waft from the glass requesting a couple of minutes to fully develop. We recommend pouring at least half an hour prior to consuming or utilizing an aerator like a Soiree.  In the mouth, the generous warmth of flavor spreads across your palate like a soft warm blanket especially if that blanket tasted like dark cherries and had smooth tannins and a splash of vanilla that might come from a well-integrated oak regimen.  If you are setting a table to impress and have some big bold flavors that will pair with Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine will please even the most jaded of palates. 2,000 case production.

Rating: Excellent (93) | $70 | 14.8% ABV

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3 Responses to “2007 Elyse Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon”

  1. Mike says:

    I tried this wine at Elyse a few months ago, and agree that it was very good, but didn’t think it reached “great” status. I thought it was a bit tight, not as rounded as some other cabs, and for the price I would buy many others. I did leave with their Petit Sirah, and the Le Corbeau bottles though…

  2. Marc Hinton says:

    Mike,

    Thanks for the comment. With so many different styles of Cabernet Sauvignon the chances of what you consider excellent and what I do might differ. That is the beautiful thing about wine. A few months ago I am quite sure the wine tasted different. The fact that you tasted it at the winery would lead me to believe your experience should have been as good as it gets. It also tells me you probably tasted other Cabernet’s that day too. Was Elyse your last stop for the day? What you tasted prior to arriving there might also have influenced your perception. We have not tasted the Petite Sirah yet but would love to. Great to hear you enjoyed it.

  3. Kenn W. says:

    I love Elyse wines. They are big yet elegant. I had the ’07 and remember it was excellent and also enjoy the Petite Sirah.

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