2017 Ellman 'Jemma' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$124.95
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100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ellman Estate and Vine Hill Ranch, this ruby beauty has expressive aromatics of elderberries and bramble fruits peppered by graphite, thyme, and a little caramel. Maybe it’s the combination of strength and sweetness that inspired Neil Ellman to name the wine after his wife – can't help but think that was a lot of pressure to put on winemaker Andy Erickson! Judging by the killer quality in this bottle, that’s another marriage saved by a great Cabernet.

Wine will ship second week of March 2021.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Andy Erickson
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
22 Months
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
79% Ellman Estate, 21% Vine Hill Ranch
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.8%
SKU #:
1045264
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Jeb Dunnuck

A step up, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Jemma comes from a small part of the Vine Hill Ranch vineyard and was brought up all in French oak. It’s a beautifully concentrated, medium to full-bodied Cabernet that has classic notes of dark fruits, chocolate, lead pencil and a beautiful sense of gravelly minerality. It’s almost Graves-like, has terrific balance, and is going to keep for 10-15 years with no issues.

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Vinous

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Jemma is bold, juicy and inviting, with terrific interplay of fruit and fresh aromatics. Chocolate, new leather and savory notes develop in the glass adding layers of complexity. This boisterous, expressive Cabernet has so much to offer. It really hits the sweet spot today.

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James Suckling

Really fine and focused with silky, refined tannins to the nicely ripe, friendly cab character. Currants and blueberries. Light tannins. Fluid and delicious at the end. Drink or hold.