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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91 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
This was as good a Bordeaux blend as I have ever had. It is super! I wish I had ordered a case of it!
Superb, made a holiday gathering even better !
Excellent bouquet. Not overoaked. The concentration
happens to be somewhere in the middle, but its complexity
is the most attractive feature by a mile. The mid palate
accommodates quite a bit of fruit and spices too numerous
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Classic Napa Valley
This is classic highend Napa cab. Worth every penny. Long, smooth, complex and paired great with steak.
Should have bought a case
Had ten friends for a wonderful prime rib dinner last Friday and we have several nice reds abailable for tasting before dinner. Needless to say when it came time to pour everyone wanted the Conn Valley. This one should be decanted 1-2 hours to let it reach its' peak.
somewhat fruit with great depth, velvety finish
Quite good, but...
Had with rack of lamb, stuffed eggplant and dessert cheeses. Although the wine was very good, it was not quite up to what I expected. I poured it through a vinerator and allowed time for the wine to open up, which it did.... somewhat. Maybe I'm being too critical since the 2007 Eloge was fantastic right out of the gate. It almost seemed as if the 2008 has entered a dumb phase, which would surprise me given the blend. But make no mistake - it's still a very good wine. I have more bottles and look forward to tasting them down the road; perhaps a fifth star awaits...
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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