1997 Conn Valley - Eloge 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley/ Red / Proprietary Blend
1997 Conn Valley - Eloge
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International Wine Cellar | 93

Saturated ruby-red. Plum, currant, roasted tobacco, cedar, leather, smoke and underbrush on the nose. Dense, fleshy and impressively thick; wonderfully ripe and expressive in the middle palate. The strong but sweet tannins hit the palate late and build with aeration. Impressive.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 96

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Wine Advocate | 93

The finest Eloge to date is the 1997, a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, and 10% Merlot. This wine has put on weight since last year (a tendency of all of the Conn Valley wines). It reveals a complex, Cheval Blanc-like nose of black fruits intermixed with chocolate, cedar, licorice, and Asian spices. A classic, it is deep, opulent, and medium to full-bodied, with admirable balance between power and elegance. Possessing exceptional purity, an alluring texture, and a long, smooth finish, it can be drunk now or cellared for 15 or more years.

Drink Dates: 2000-2015
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 132

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More Vintages and Sizes of Conn Valley - Eloge:

2010 (750ml)
2008 (750ml)

About This Producer


Nestled deep in Conn Valley, east of St. Helena and the Meadowood Resort, Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyard remains an impressive, if not sometimes forgotten, source of very complex and potentially age worthy wines in Napa Valley. The vineyard produces beautifully rich, blackcurrant-flavored wines that have demonstrated stunning purity of flavor and aging potential while portraying a union of flamboyant Californian ripeness and Bordelais elegance and nuance.

Todd Anderson and winemaker Mac Sawyer initially put themselves on the map with their long-lived, estate Cabernet, but have expanded their repertoire to include Bordeaux tributes "Right Bank Cuvee" and Robert Parker-favorite "Eloge," which he calls "a distinct effort of first-growth quality."

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