Exclusive wines, handcrafted in small lots, available only from the Winery Extended French Oak Aging... A Signature of Quality
“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
Cabernet Sauvignon 64%, Merlot 16%, Malbec 16%, Petit Verdot 4%
Gabrielle envisioned ELLE for years and the 2015 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.
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.
The Cabernet Sauvignon and Petit Verdot were harvested from the gold medal winning and historic O’Connell Family Vineyard Estate in the Oak Knoll District, known for its elegant Bordeaux style wines. Cooler mornings extend the hang time of the grapes on the vine, allowing slower ripening and longer time to develop complex flavors. 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. 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.
Perfectly suited for elegant cuts of beef, veal and traditional Boeuf Bourguignon
Aged in new and once used French Oak for 35 months of medium+ toast
Very limited production: 176 Cases
Can be consumed upon release, yet has 20+ year cellaring potential