2002 Elyse - Cabernet Sauvignon Morisoli Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Vinfolio | Rating: 93

The wine is a saturated purple/black in color, displaying a nice layering of blackberry, spice, graphite, and earth in the nose. On the palate, I find a beautifully focused wine with intense flavors of tarry black fruit, plum, cherry, and cassis, and an overall vibrant feel. This wine needs to be decanted for approximately 2 hours before drinking.

Drink Dates: 2008-2015
Author: Vinfolio Team
Issue: 43

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Average rating: 93, based on 1 reviews

Collector Data For This Wine

119 bottles owned by 53 collectors.

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About This Producer

Ray and Nancy Coursen founded Elyse Winery in 1987 with their first production of Morisoli Vineyard Zinfandel. They continued to purchase grapes until 1997 when they bought a small winery on Hoffman Lane. After initially focusing on Zinfandel, the winery expanded into Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah and more recently Coursen has made small quantities of Chardonnay, a Cal-Ital blend called Nero Misto, a Chenin Blanc, Rose, and a Grenache called Le Corbeau. The winery has two labels, Elyse and Jacob Franklin, named after their children. The Jacob Franklin label was started in 1998, featuring a low-yield Petite Sirah, a Bordeaux blend called #60 Mon Chou and a Hoffman Lane Cabernet.

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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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