2012 Elevage Stags Leap District
A beautiful, deeply textured Bordeaux style blend from the renowned Stags Leap District of Napa Valley.
94 points, Wine Enthusiast.
"Radiant and expressive, with no hard edges, the 2012 Elevage is an excellent choice for drinking over the next decade or so." Antonio Gallani
94 points, Wine Enthusiast
93 points, James Suckling
92 points, Vinous Media
91+ points, Robert Parker
One of the most fascinating elements of attending an orchestral performance occurs before it even begins. Dozens of elegantly dressed musical experts holding priceless instruments suddenly create a jarring cacophony as they make final tuning adjustments. However, shortly thereafter, the air explodes with magic. Each distinctive element, often capable of its own masterpiece, quickly shares a common musical heart with its neighbors, and transforms the whole into a unified, transcendent experience. This is our dream when creating Elevage. We are blessed with a host of remarkably diverse vineyards, each with a unique personality and expression. Individually, the wines from these blocks often stand alone and boldly announce their single-vineyard distinction. However, thrown together, these wines would clash titanically. Through careful composition and blending, we strive to elevate and unify each piece, creating a harmony that gracefully balances the lushness of Merlot with the power of Petit Verdot with the singular glory of our Cabernet. Join us and listen.