Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2004 Eloge (65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot) is a beauty. Notes of cedar, spice box, black currant, leather, truffle, and earth jump from the glass of this elegant yet authoritatively flavored wine that shows terrific fruit intensity, full body, and silky tannins. This is a complex, beautiful wine that should drink splendidly for 15 or more years.Drink Dates: 2007-2022Author: Robert Parker
Wine Advocate | Rating: 94Eloge is a Bordeaux-styled red composed of approximately two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon, nearly one-third Cabernet Franc, and tiny dollops of Petit Verdot and Merlot. Made from a similar blend, the 2004 Eloge's dark ruby/purple color is followed by scents of graphite, camphor, black currants, tapenade, flowers, and spice. Rich, supple, and full-bodied with silky tannin, abundant glycerin, and heady alcohol (listed at 14.8%), it will drink gorgeously well young, and last 10-20 years.Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 89Author: sbind
Self | Rating: 94a magnificent bordeaux style blend in a Napa wine. complex-- with notes of cedar, spice, black fruit, truffle and leather but with plenty of fruit, a big body and smooth tannins. hugely fine on the finish.Drink Dates: 2014-2022Author: dozman3
Self | Rating: 95Drinking great, perfect blend of napa bordeauxAuthor: Patrick
Self | Rating: 94Wow! Punching way above its weight. Medium-dark ruby with spicy fruit nose. Great legs. Extremely well balanced black fruit with glycerine notes, some dried plums. Yum!Drink Dates: 2012-2029Author: Alexander C229
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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Collector Data For This Wine
- 193 bottles owned
- 49 collectors
- Average collector rating: 93
(Out of 49 collectors)