Elyse Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 Morisoli Vineyard, Rutherford, Napa Valley California

Elyse Winery is a boutique producer in Napa Valley making highly acclaimed single vineyard wines. The 2016 vintage is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot from Morisoli and Massa Ranch Vineyards. 15 day native yeast fermentation. Aged 26 months in French oak (60% new). Morisoli Vineyard is located in the heart of the Rutherford Bench, between Niebaum and Manley Lanes, at the base of Mount Saint John. This area has a reputation for producing complex, distinctive and ageworthy wines. The unique terroir consists of well-drained, light, dusty, gravelly soil that produces grapes with vibrant flavor and impeccable balance. The resulting wines express equal parts power and finesse. This historic vineyard has been meticulously farmed by the Morisoli family for over a century. Dark garnet colored with captivating aromas of black cherries, cassis, cedar cigar box, black pepper, and leather. On the palate, it is full-bodied with broad flavors of currants, ripe cherries, and dark chocolate followed by warm, sweet oak, bright acidity, and those signature dusty tannins of the Rutherford appellation. True to form, this wine displays year after year the power and elegance that is so characteristic of this renowned vineyard