Just below Howell Mountain, this Bordeaux style blend is offered by the 4th Generation of Andersons. This is difficult to find, the 2013 vintage is their estate version (Eloge), and TDL has it!
Region: California, USA
Appellation: Napa Valley
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon 64%, Cabernet Franc 22%, Merlot 11%, Petite Verdot 3%
Alc %: 14.9%
The 2013 Eloge is quite a bit darker, fleshier and more explosive than the 2012, but is also holding back quite a bit in reserve. Pine, mint, smoke and licorice wrap around the intense, blue/blackish fruit. Blackberry jam, savory herbs and licorice are some of the notes that inform the powerful finish, where beams of acidity add brightness.