2007 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Éloge

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2013 - 2030 (Edit)
CT93.3 171 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 111

  • pepmi wrote: (90 points)

    July 20, 2017 - The practice of French parents serving their children wine cut with water is commonly accepted. Why not take the same approach to premium wines that are a bit over the top alcohol wise? My preferences has shifted dramatically in the last 10 years, as I gravitate towards classical wines, often European and lower in alcohol. So, what do you do with the higher alcohol, new world wines in your cellar?

    Tonight I "cut" this 14.8% alcohol Eloge with 100 ml of filtered water. The result was a wine that sacrificed nothing on the nose, palette or finish. A bit more voluptuous, round and easy to drink -- with not the slightest hint of heat at its reduced ~12.5% alcohol level. I'd easily rate this wine a 90 plus in its adulterated state.

    Napa insiders know that winemakers add water, oak chips and even sugar during the fermentation and aging process. So why not add a bit of water yourself to a high alcohol wine -- especially if these bottles are sitting in your cellar collecting dust and going to waste. Why risk a foggy head tonight or an aching one tomorrow morning?

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Reblin Likes this wine: (93 points)

    July 15, 2017 - Aging beautifully. Gorgeous, bold nose. Well-balanced fruit and acid. No harshness. Long finish. Continues to benefit from decanting.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • slywka7 Likes this wine: (95 points)

    June 18, 2017 - Decanted for 2 hours. Aromas of cherry, cedar, blackberry, currant and leather. Flavors of cherry compote, blackberry, currant, iron and tobacco. Ends with a 45 second finish with the blackberry and tobacco theme. Better than the last time I had it. Aging quite nicely.

    3 people found this helpful Comment
  • Whine-Oh Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 30, 2017 - P n p. After the CdP, the Napa cqb was big and still felt young. Classic Napa profile. No surprises. In a good place, with time to cont evolving nicely.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • THaas wrote: (95 points)

    April 30, 2017 - Drinking pretty perfectly right now; cork broke on removal, but the wine was fine. A little bricking on the rim, but dark red in the center. Core of cherry/raspberry in the nose, a touch of earth and spice. Nicely balanced in the mouth, cherry/cassis and plum overlaying French oak. Really enjoyable.

    Did not throw any sediment, despite it's age, which surprised me.

    4 people found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2007
  • Type Red
  • Producer Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Éloge
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,326 (69%)
  • Consumed 1,039 (31%)

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