Elyse Winery - Morisoli Vineyard

Location

Planted first in 1880, Morisoli Vineyard is located at the dead center of the Rutherford Bench's alluvial fan, next to some of Napa's most famous neighbors.

Dirt

This famously "dusty" dirt is a harmonic convergance of ancient ocean floor, volcanic activity, and bedrock upthrust from seismic activity.

Ancient Vine Zinfandel

Morisoli's Old Vine Zinfandel, planted from 1902 to 1908, is still in production today. We have been working with Morisoli Zinfandel and the Morisoli family since 1987.

Climate

Morisoli's warm weather combined with gentle afternoon breezes fosters a long growing season, which creates some of Napa's most complex Cabernets and Zinfandels.

Wines

Each year Elyse makes two Morisoli Wines: a Cabernet Sauvignon and an old vine Zinfandel, each laced with seductive Rutherford tannins.

2014 Morisoli Vineyard Zinfandel

Nose: Blueberry-blackberry Tart. Baking Spices. Thyme.
Palate: Cocoa. Roasted Nuts. Plums. Cherries.
Textures: Velvety Tannins. Medium finish.

2014 Morisoli Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Nose: Cassis. Dark Cocoa Powder. Vanilla. Herbs de Provence.
Palate: Caramel Mocha. Fresh earth. Blue Fruits.
Textures: Velvety Tannins. Extended finish.

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