2013 Anderson's Conn Valley Eloge Proprietary Red Blend

Year: 2013
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA-California
Vinous Media: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%
Price :
$59.95

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"The 2013 Eloge is showing well today. Dark, sumptuous and quite giving, the 2013 is super-expressive today. There is plenty of tannic underpinning, but the fruit is so deep the tannins are not especially evident. Raspberry jam, chocolate, wild flowers and sweet spice resonate on the juicy, expressive finish. All the elements are very nicely balanced throughout." (VM)

Winery Notes:
Nose:
Pine, mint, smoke and licorice wrap around the intense, blue/blackish fruit.

The Palate:
The 2013 Eloge is quite a bit darker, fleshier and more explosive than the 2012, but is also holding back quite a bit in reserve. Blackberry jam, savory herbs and licorice are some of the notes that inform the powerful finish, where beams of acidity add brightness.

2013 Vintage:
2013 was nearly an ideal season, with moderate temperatures and no rain or heat extremes. The growing season started early and remained about two weeks ahead of most previous years all summer. Water for irrigation was scarce after a dry spring, but that triggered few problems and two small rainstorms in September caused few headaches.