Spring Mountain Vineyard Elivette 2003


SKU 60878012206


The 2003 vintage of Elivette has a layered, complex structure built predominantly on Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine is laden with aromas of baking spices, cocoa, sweet vanilla, licorice, black cherry and berry fruit, with subtle floral notes of stone fruit blossom. On the palate, the wine has a solid, polished attack, with pretty berry fruit and elements of pepper and licorice. The tannins are supportive, but soft and malleable. The wine's bright acidity adds to the lively and elongated finish.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Spring Mountain District
Brand Spring Mountain Vineyard
Alcohol/vol 14.6%
  • we86

Wine EnthusiastA little ungainly now, this Bordeaux-style blend is dominated by fierce tannins. Nothing has integrated yet. The oak sticks out over here, the very ripe black currant and cherry fruit over there. A potential problem is the sugary sweetness that causes imbalance. As this wine ages, something slight now may turn out to be huge later.

Steve Heimoff, May 1, 2008