Gabrielle Limited

Elle 2014

Exclusive wines, handcrafted in small lots, available only from the Winery

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GABRIELLE LIMITED Cabernet Sauvignons represent my expression of classic Cabernet blends that capture individual varietal character and Napa’s varied terroir with the goal of producing wines of exquisite balance and finesse. “  Gabrielle

Varietal

Cabernet Sauvignon 59%, Merlot 5%, Cabernet Franc 12%, Petit Verdot 24%

The Wine

Gabrielle envisioned ELLE for years and the 2014 vintage again provided the character that perfectly matched her vision: a red wine with the ripeness Napa Valley can achieve and the classic structure of a Bordeaux wine. ELLE will only be produced in vintage years that provide ideal conditions to achieve this vision.

Tasting Notes

This vintage is an explosion of flavors! Greeting aromatics of red and dark fruits with a finish that won’t quit. Well-integrated oak and tannins due to our extended aging program, make this wine so smooth.

Vineyards

The core grapes for ELLE are from the Oak Knoll District, known for its elegant Bordeaux style wines. Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were harvested from the gold metal winning O’Connell Family Vineyard Estate. Cooler mornings extend the hang time of the grapes on the vine, allowing slower ripening and longer time to develop complex flavors. Oak Knoll has been treasured by award winning Napa Valley wineries for decades and is now known in its own right since it received Appellation status in 2004. World-class fruit has been grown since the 1850s, when Captain John Osborne planted his award-winning vineyard, that today includes the O’Connell Family Estate Vineyard.

Food Pairing

Perfectly suited for elegant cuts of beef

Oak Program

Aged in new and one used French Oak for 44 months of medium+ toast

Case Production

Very limited production: 210 Cases

Cellaring

Can be consumed upon release, yet has 20+ year cellaring potential