2014 Anderson's Conn Valley Eloge Proprietary Red

Year: 2014
Appellation: Napa Valley
Country: USA-California
Vinous Media: 93
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.9%
Price :
$59.95

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"A more powerful side of the vintage comes through in the 2014 Eloge. Dark plum, bittersweet chocolate, leather, smoke and licorice add to the wine's virile personality. The flavors are dense and plush in this flavorful wine from Anderson's Conn Valley. In 2014, the Eloge offers good depth and intensity, but in the mid-weight style that is typical of the year." (VM)

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

The Palate:
The 2014 Eloge is quite a bit darker, fleshier and more explosive than the 2013, 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.

The Vintage:
2014 was a dream vintage, with quality along the lines of 2012 and 2013. However, drought conditions and small crop size did prove to be minor irritants. Napa Valley's harvest was unusually early this year due to the drought. Summer weather was perfect for the grapes. We didn’t see any extremes or surprises-no 100° F days, no humidity trouble to speak of, no sunburn. We enjoyed a lot of days in the 90s, with somewhat warmer nights than the year previous, more often in the 60s than the 50s.