Elyse zinfandel morisoli

Zinfandel, Morisoli Vineyard 2012

Elyse Winery

This 2012 bottling is one of our favorites to date. It is dark crimson red in color with vibrant aromas of crushed berries, violets, mint and cinnamon. The palate is complex and layered with flavors of briary red and black fruit, boysenberry, smoked bacon, wild herbs, plum and a surprising hint of minerality. This wine shows great finesse with rich yet buoyant fruit and terrific overall balance. Classic Morisoli!

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Rutherford
Vineyard designation:
Morisoli Vineyard
Vintage:
2012
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
92% Zinfandel, 4% Petite Sirah, 4% combination of Alicante Bouschet, Carignane, Durif, Grand Noir, Muscat Hamburg, Négrette, Syrah, Valdiguié
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
91

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Aging:
20% new American oak (10.5 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Traditional
Alcohol percentage:
14.5
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1029

Reviews

  • "91 points. Briary raspberry and rose petal aromas lead to flavors that start off bright, but take on appealing power and depth as this opens. Notes of blackberry, anise and smoky pepper show on the finish, with big but ripe tannins. Drink now through 2022. 1,029 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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