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2017 Ellman ‘Jemma’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

2017 Ellman ‘Jemma’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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100% Cabernet Sauvignon  | 350 cases produced | $125/bottle

Vineyard: 79% Ellman Estate Vineyard, 21% Vine Hill Ranch

Winemaker: Andy Erickson | Resume – Screaming Eagle, Dalle Valle, Ovid, To Kalon, Favia.

Cellaring: Big wine, tons of fruit. Cellar for 8-12 years. TFWC Tasting Panel, April 2021

 

Tasting Notes: Named for Neil Ellman’s wife, 2017 marks the 11th year producing the Jemma Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon wine. This vintage is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is sourced from the Ellman Estate Vineyard and Vine Hill Ranch.

With an intense ruby taste, the 2017 Jemma has expressive aromatics of elderberries, black currants and a myriad of bramble fruits, peppered with hints of graphite, caramel and thyme. On the palate, it has a lush fruit profile of blackberry compote, plum clafoutis and a basket full of Bing cherries. Muscular and weighty on the palate, the dark fruit character is precisely framed by focused tannins and an enduring, lengthy finish.  Aptly paired with a classic Beef Bourguignon or a simple dry-aged New York strip!