91pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Tietjen, which includes 4% Petit Verdot in the blend. It boasts a dense ruby/purple hue as well as aromas of spring flowers, blueberries, black currants, licorice, truffles, and plums. Full-bodied, rich, moderately tannic, pure, and beautifully textured, it requires 3-4 years of cellaring, and should keep for 20 years.
Elyse Winery's 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon comes from the Tietjen Vineyard, located in the heart of Napa Valley's Rutherford Bench. This vineyard has been a cornerstone of Elyse's wine program since 1995, producing rich, full bodied Cabernets that are deeply colored and heavily concentrated.
The 2007 Tietjen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has a heady nose of cassis, plums, black cherries, mulberries, earthy spices, and cedar, while the concentrated palate shows balanced flavors of ripe cherries, caramel, espresso cream, dried fruits, and warm spices. Delicious!
Elyse's Cabernet Sauvignon has wonderful aromatics, a seamless entry, lush flavors, and a long finish supported by soft tannins and a harmonious balance of fruit and spice. Try pairing the 2007 Tietjen Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon with lamb, beef, and rich cheeses.
Blend: 96% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot