THIS WINE IS NAMED FOR CRAIG HALL’S MOTHER, Eleanor “Ellie” Hall, who was an artist and a teacher. She inspired Craig’s love of art and it is her artwork that graces this wine’s label.
In winemaking there is nothing more exciting than working with incredible fruit from exemplar y vineyard estates. Our “Ellie’s” blend is our perennial attempt to capture Napa Valley’s most remarkable mountain terroir, vintage after vintage. We strive for a wine of density, complexity, richness, and structure while, first and foremost, making a wine that is delicious and immediately enjoyable.
Deep ruby in color, this medium bodied wine is driven by a refreshing wash of minerality and acidity. Exhibiting aromas of red current, crushed anise and wet stone on the nose and a layered pallet framed by sweet French oak tannins.”Ellie’s” is delicious in its youth and will continue to impress over the next 10 years.
VARIETAL COMPOSITION: 91% CABERNET SAUVIGNON, 6% CABERNET FRANC, 3% MERLOT
VINEYARD: SACRASHE, BERGFELD, AND A VINEYARD PARTNER
AGING: 21 MONTHS IN 65% NEW FRENCH OAK