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Fri Jul 04, 2008 4:10 am


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WTN: Two From Ella Valley Vineyards (K)

by Daniel Rogov » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:38 am

From this morning's tastings, two new releases from Ella Valley Vineyards.


Ella Valley Vineyards, Cabernet Franc, 2006: Developed in one and two-year-old barrels and blended with 5% of Merlot. Garnet toward royal-purple with green and orange reflections, with blackberry and black cherry fruits overlaid with notes of rose petals. Opens slowly to reveal light tobacco and leathery notes, those on a background of crisp minerals. Tannins rise on the long finish to give grip to this elegant wine. Best 2009–2013. NIS 118 Score 90. K (Re-tasted 4 Sep 2008)

Ella Valley Vineyards, Ever Red, 2006: A medium-bodied blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah (45%, 45% and 10% respectively) developed for 12 months in barriques. Soft near-sweet tannins integrating nicely with red berries, red currants and light oak, all showing a gentle spicy note. Drink now-2010. NIS 85. Score 88. K (Re-tasted 4 Sep 2008)

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