Elyse Winery

2016 Morisoli Vineyard Rutherford Zinfandel

Zinfandel •Morisoli Vineyard

California: Napa Valley: Rutherford

Offer Expired:Apr 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

Dust on the bramble

Did you snag some of the Morisoli Cabernet? We wish there were more to last, but in its place, we have another showstopper from the same famous vineyard. A spectacular Zinfandel, and this time at an even larger 44% discount.

For more than 25 years Elyse has made a Zinfandel from Morisoli Vineyard. And since 1988 they’ve had an exclusive lock on those grapes. No other producer lays claim to this precious Zinfandel fruit with the oldest vines still going strong since 1902. It’s crafted from a field blend of vines and Elyse describes it as one of the last and best examples of “mixed black” wines left in Napa Valley.

It explodes with EVERYTHING we want - rich and decadent, but not syrupy. Simply packed with ripe red and black fruit. We’re talking raspberry ganache, red plums, black currant, and blueberry jam. A dusting of earth, white pepper, and sweet cocoa, plus some cinnamon/nutmeg baking spice punch up the complexity. It all flows across the palate with a plush mouth-filling texture. And you get those telltale dusty tannins that Rutherford is so known for. All that for $25? Unbelievable.

You can look long and hard for a better Zinfandel at this price. Will you find one? Maybe… but most likely not.

Tasting Profile

Look:

Bright magenta graduating to a vivid deep, near opaque ruby all the way to the rim

Smell:

It explodes with EVERYTHING we want, simply packed with ripe red and black fruit - raspberry ganache, red plums, black currant, and blueberry jam

Taste:

Rich and decadent, but not syrupy, a dusting of earth, white pepper, and sweet cocoa, plus some cinnamon/nutmeg baking spice punch up the complexity

Finish:

It all flows across the palate with a plush mouth-filling texture, and you get those telltale dusty tannins that Rutherford is so known for

Pairing:

Ooh boy, BBQ, no matter the style or the region of origin, would without a doubt be a match made in heaven for this!

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Mike Trotta
Varietals
81% Zinfandel, 19% Alicante Bouschet, Carignane, Durif, Grand Noir, Muscat Hamburg, Négrette, Syrah, Valdiguié
Vintage
2016
Appellation
Rutherford, Napa Valley
Vineyard
Morisoli Vineyard
Alcohol
14.6%
Total acidity
6.01 g/L
pH
3.54
Harvest date
September 8 & 13, 2015
Harvest Brix
25.0° - 27.4°
Maceration
14-day native yeast fermentation
Aging
10 ½ months
Barrels
29% new American Oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Apr 20, 2021 at 11:59 pm
$45.00
Avg. Price
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