Industry Tasting at Elementary Cellars, Napa Valley California.

Elementary Cellars 2012 SElementary Cellars Volume I Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 Napa Valley

Early in 2015, a gorgeous sun-blessed day in Napa Valley Wine country set up for some pleasurable wine tasting; quite a few outstanding wines on the list and Elementary Cellars was one of them.  I doubt you can find a more limited production than this Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, also vinted in a very good year of 2012.   Only 300 bottles produced, aged for 18 months in new French Oak, I knew I was in for something good.

Attractive perfume on the nose of ripe plum, prune, dried flowers and hint of sage – classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon; full body wine structured with grippy tannins, already showing depth of flavors on the palate, sweet touch of dark fruit, then seductive bouquet of oak, cassis and eucalyptus.  Lingering aftertaste of toasted vanilla rounds off an enticing finish.  It is a young wine, enjoyable now but will benefit more after 2 or more years of cellar, furthering complexity and softening of tannins.  Drink now until 2023  (18/20 points for now).

by Thomas Le, CS.

Elementary Cellars 2012 S 2

Thomas Le, CS.



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Thomas Le

-Certified Sommelier (CMS)

Napa Reserva -Falling for wine, one sip at a time. TM


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