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2009 Anderson's Conn Valley Vineyards Eloge

Lightly depressed cork

ITEM 7955884 - Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar; Purchased at retail

Bidder Quantity Amount Total
blvnitup 2 $70 $140
2 $70
Item Sold Amount Date
I7955884 2 $70 Sep 19, 2021
I7912159 3 $70 Aug 8, 2021
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RATINGS

95The Wine Advocate

...juicy dark cherries, flowers, mint, tobacco, licorice and earthiness. I especially like the immediacy of the fruit here...pure plushness and juiciness...impossible not to love...a terrific showing from Todd Anderson and his team.

PRODUCER

Anderson's Conn Valley

Anderson’s Conn Valley Vineyards was founded in 1983 by Gus Anderson and his son Todd. The 28-acre estate is in Conn Valley, a small valley east of Napa Valley. The estate makes Cabernet Sauvignons, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. California wine writer James Laube has written that the “estate specializes in complex and sumptuous Cabernets…Legally, Conn Valley is part of the larger Napa Valley appellation, but this is a distinctive vineyard yielding distinctive wines.”

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

WINEMAKER