TNR - A few from Ella Valley

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TNR - A few from Ella Valley

Postby Ilan T » Thu Aug 21, 2008 10:31 am

Hey Rogov,

Can you please post your most recent TNs for the following from Ella Valley? Thanks.

Vineyards Choice Cab 2003
Vineyards Choice Merlot 2003
Pinot Noir 2005
Cab Franc 2004
Chardonnay 2007 (and if you know the release date that would be appreciated, but not necessary to check if you don't)

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Re: TNR - A few from Ella Valley

Postby Daniel Rogov » Thu Aug 21, 2008 11:56 am

Ilan, Hi....

Following are my latest notes for the wines in question, each of the tastings or re-tastings taking place within the past 4 - 6 months.

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Ella Valley Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vineyard’s Choice, 2003: Blended with 3% of Cabernet Franc and aged in oak for 17 months, this is a deep and brooding wine. Dark royal-purple, full-bodied, with ripe, rich fruits showing harmony and finesse. Layers of currants, juicy cherries and tempting oak shadings. Drink now–2011. Score 91. K

Ella Valley Vineyards, Merlot, Vineyard's Choice,, Merlot, 2003: Its youthful royal-purple color and generous black cherry, berry and spices show this to be an exuberant wine, but as those come together in the glass showing full-body and firm structure, one begins to feel the elegance. Softening nicely now and showing long and round with an appealing spicy oak note that rises on the finish. Drink now–2010. Score 90. K

Ella Valley Vineyards, Pinot Noir, 2005: Ruby towards garnet in color, medium-bodied, with soft, caressing tannins and generous cherry, cassis, strawberry and cranberry aromas and flavors, those backed up nicely by minerals, hints of white pepper and vibrant acidity. Drink now–2012. Score 92. K

Ella Valley Vineyards, Cabernet Franc, 2004: Garnet towards dark royal-purple, medium to full-bodied, perhaps in somewhat of a dumb period now, but continuing to show cherry, red currant and wild berry fruits backed up by hints of vanilla and mint along with notes of lead pencils and cinnamon. Austere tannins rising at this stage of its development along with spicy oak Drink now–2011. Score 90. K

Ella Valley Vineyards, Chardonnay, 2007: Developing partly in barriques, partly in stainless steel, promising to be a medium-bodied, crisply freshly and aromatic wine. Freshly dampened golden-straw in color, showing a gentle hand with the wood, with the nose and palate opening with hints of honey, flaky pastry and minerals, and goes on to show yellow plum and citrus blossoms. Well structured, long and elegant. As the wine develops in bottles look for a gentle honeyed hint that will creep in. Drink now–2011. Score 90. K
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Re: TNR - A few from Ella Valley

Postby Ilan T » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:37 pm

Sorry, but I just went through my "cellar" and have one more Ella TN requests.

Ella Valley, Cab-Syrah 2005

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Re: TNR - A few from Ella Valley

Postby Daniel Rogov » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:42 pm

Ilan, Hi....

No problem at all. My most recent tasting note follows.

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Ella Valley Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon-Syrah, 2005: Dark purple towards brick-red, full-bodied, with soft tannins, this blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon and 35% Syrah is young, generous and remarka-bly lively, with cherry, raspberry and plum aromas and flavors, those with overlays of cedarwood, freshly turned earth and spices. Drink now–2010. Score 89. K
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Re: TNR - A few from Ella Valley

Postby Ilan T » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:44 pm

Thanks, Rogov. And I also found a bottle of 2005 Chard. Sorry to be a nudnik, but can you please post a TN for that one as well?
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Re: TNR - A few from Ella Valley

Postby Daniel Rogov » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:47 pm

Ilan, Hi....

Nudnicks are p.r. people who call or send more than one email to remind you of the same thing. You're safe so long as you don't go to work for a p.r. firm.

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Ella Valley Vineyards, Chardonnay, 2005: Medium to full-bodied and aromatic, opening with green apples and figs, those yielding to lush pears and summer fruits. Focused with a long mineral and toasted white bread finish. Drink now. Score 90. K
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Re: TNR - A few from Ella Valley

Postby Menach N » Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:59 am

Can i please jump in and ask for a TN on the Ella Valley Vineyards,cabernet sauvignon 2004.
Please and Thank you!
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Re: TNR - A few from Ella Valley

Postby Daniel Rogov » Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:28 am

Menach, Hi...

Following is my most recent tasting note for the wine in question.

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Ella Valley Vineyards, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004: Full-bodied, ripe and complex, with soft tannins integrating nicely and showing currant and red plums along with intimations of anise, black pepper and spicy oak. On the finish hints of earthiness and freshly tanned leather. Round and long. Well crafted. Drink now–2011. Score 91. K
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Re: TNR - A few from Ella Valley

Postby Menach N » Sun Aug 24, 2008 7:51 pm

Thank you Rogov !
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