Color: Deep purple color
Nose: Luscious blackberries, a splash of cocoa bean and vanilla, with a hint of blueberries
Palate: Intense fruit driven front palate with rich black cherry and cocoa flavors. Long silky finish with classic Stags Leap District silky tannins
Wine Enthusiast 87 points - This is the winery’s Bordeaux-style blend, based on Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. It’s very rich in blackberry and chocolate flavors, with plenty of toasty oak. Yet it has a sharpness that detracts, and is unlikely to age out. Drink now. (Sep 2013)
This vintage produced a wine that simply dances on your palate. Delicate and ambrosial--this is classic Elevage.