The 2006 Eloge’s dark plum/ruby color is followed by a sweet kiss of plum, black cherry, earth, licorice, and spice box, a medium to full-bodied wine, abundant tannin, and impressive concentration, purity, and overall complexity. Reasonably evolved, and extremely seductive aromatically, with a slightly structured finish, it can be enjoyed now and over the next 15 years. It is a blend of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot, and 3% Merlot. 95+
Since the winery’s first commercial release in 1987, Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards have been producing world class wines. With a primary focus on high-end Cabernet Sauvignon, the 40-acre estate produces their wines in smaller quantities, making them difficult to obtain. Owner Todd Anderson centers most of his attention on perfecting their flagship wine, a Bordeaux-style blend that pays homage to the attractive wines of Pomerol and Saint-Emilion of the Right Bank, while also giving devoted time to special releases that have often been made from less-common varietals such as Petite Syrah. Anderson’s Conn Valley wines are quintessential examples of thoughtful winemaking techniques used to create complex and opulent characteristics in every bottle.
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