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2017 Ellman Family Vineyards Brothers Blend

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Latest Sale Price

October 17, 2021 - $46

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RATINGS

91James Suckling

...very fine-grained red with dark berries and hints of tobacco. Medium body. Slightly savory finish.

91Jeb Dunnuck

...notes of ripe black cherries, currants, iodine, and smoke tobacco. Medium to full-bodied and balanced, with both acidity and tannins...

90Vinous / IWC

Rich, ripe and voluptuous with terrific balance...striking creaminess and depth in its sweet red cherry, chocolate, spice and new leather flavors.

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,