Elyse Tietjen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

$77.99

SKU 08652

750ml

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The 2004 Tietjen Cabernet is dark purple, opaque in color with a nose of blackberries, cassis, cedar, leather, mint and an underlying earthy, mushroom-like character. Flavors of black currants, mocha, sweet vanilla oak and a truffle like earthiness lead to great texture with a wonderful glycerin like mouthfeel that is seamless on the palate. Though bold in flavor, this wine expresses beautiful integration of fruit, oak and tannin. Big doesn't have to mean over the top! This Cabernet will go wonderfully with lamb, venison, beef and rich cheeses.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Rutherford
Brand Elyse
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
  • we89

Wine EnthusiastRipe and expressive, with a gentle, velvety mouthfeel, this is marked by some firm, dry tannins that suggest moderate aging. There's some good spicy cherry and blackberry flavor, along with the sweet vanilla and cedar from considerable new oak.

Steve Heimoff, December 15, 2007
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorSmooth, rich and fleshy, building intensity and concentration, with a touch of bay leaf, mint and dried currant. Ends with drying tannins. Drink now through 2013. 386 cases made.

James Laube, June 15, 2008