Elyse Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | 93pt Impressively Long Cab
Elyse Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 presents a deep, intriguing pitch-black core with a ruby-red tinge at the rim. While powerful and seductive with notes of crushed violets. Then pulling you into a complex well of dark plums, cherries, hoisin sauce, and espresso. Finally layering with dark chocolate and pencil shavings. A beautiful single-site Cabernet at a fantastic price.
Notably, an under-the-radar, classic Napa Cabernet. Elyse Holbrook Mitchell Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 bursts with the hallmarks of classic Napa. With powerful, seductive notes of plums, cherries, hoisin sauce, accented with espresso, chocolate, and violets. Of course, at a price, that way undercuts just about anything available in that high-rent part of the Valley. So, just $39.99, and down to $29.99 per bottle on the purchase of a case.
Holbrook Michell vineyard
Situated on a hillside less than a mile from the winery. Holbrook Mitchell is composed of sedimentary, gravelly alluvial soil, which requires the roots to struggle and sink their roots deep to pull out whatever nutrition they can. All that work amounts to small yields of beautifully concentrated and complex berries that, once fermented, spend 18 months in 50% new French oak barrels (Darnajou and Taransaud).
There’s Big-Name Napa—the wineries that grab the biggest headlines and fetch the biggest prices—and there’s Inside Napa, where top-flight winemakers are turning stellar fruit into a couple hundred to a couple of thousand cases of phenomenal wine that never makes it out of the Valley. Count our new discovery Elyse, located on tiny Hoffman Lane in Yountville, among them.
Wines with a Sense of Place | Josh Peeples, Proprietor
From what started with a handful of barrels made from a dear friend’s vineyard in 1987, Elyse Winery has been the waypoint for countless wine lovers to experience California wines and fall in love with wines and vineyards of all regions and acclaim.
If you try our wines and conclude that the weather of the vintage, the soils where the grapes were grown, the hands that tended to the farms, and the late nights of our winemaking team created a singular experience, we have done our job.