Israeli Winery Ella Releases "E" Joining the "$100 Club"
on 27/10/10 at 12:11 pmWine
With release of new wine, “E,” the winery joins what many consumers are now calling “the hundred-dollar club,” that is to say wineries that are introducing wines that sell for $100 or more on release.
Not very long ago the Ella Valley Vineyards winery unveiled their new flagship wine “E.” With that release the winery joins what many consumers are now calling “the hundred-dollar club,” that is to say wineries that are introducing wines that sell for $100 or more on release.
Current members of the club include the wineries of Zauberman, Alexander and Dalton
Ella Valley Vineyards, “E”, 2006: A limited edition of 2,200 bottles, a full-bodied and generously tannic blend of 35 percent Syrah, 15 percent Cabernet Franc and the balance of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, each variety fermented separately and developed in primarily new French oak for 12 months before blending. After the blending, the wine was given an additional eight months in oak for its elements to marry comfortably. Firm, near-sweet tannins and notes of spicy wood come together on first attack with notes of cassis and licorice, those followed by notes of blackcurrants and tobacco, and on the super-long finish, notes of dried figs. A concentrated and intense wine that needs a bit more time in the bottle to show its elegance. Best from mid-2011-2017. NIS 380. Score 92. K