About Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards
Todd Anderson's 40-acre estate, set east of St. Helena where Conn Creek Flows out of Howell Mountain, has some swanky neighbors in Joseph Phelps and Joseph Heitz. Here he produces a rich, non-malolactic Chardonnay, a Pinot Noir, Sauvignon Blanc, and his heavy-weights, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve and Eloge, a deep, rich blend of Cabernet and Cabernet Franc, with superb aging potential.
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90-92 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
Very Very Good
by Jeff Poulin
Great top Cali Cab. Not over the top but very elegant and long
Knew to open 2 hours in advance but was not enough, definitely needs to be decanted. We let it sit another hour in the glass and an excellent wine emerged.
after reading other reviews I tried decanting and there was a little improvement, but still not good enough. Too much oak.
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really disappointing. Very flat and dull, but tannic. Lacked fruit, so it was unbalanced. I have had many $20/bottle wines that I enjoyed much more than this.
About Napa Valley
Napa Valley is the most famous wine-growing area in the U.S. It begins at the base of Mount St. Helena in the north and tapers off some 30 miles to the south into the floodplain where the Napa River enters San Francisco Bay. From Mount St. Helena to the city of Napa, the valley is defined by two north-south ridgelines of the Coast Range Mountains.
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