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"Ellman Family Vineyards was founded by two brothers, Neil and Lance Ellman. Both were born in South Africa and moved with their family to the United States when they were very young (to the Miami/Fort Lauderdale area). Their grandfather Nathan Ellman started Softex in 1954, a pillow and bedding manufacturing business in South Africa (the family grew this to one of the largest mattress manufacturers in the country). When they moved to the United States, they brought the company with them."  Notes about the winery's origins

Ellman, "Jemma" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

  • Vintage


  • Varietal

    100% Cabernet Sauvignon (Estate Grown)

  • Appellation

    Napa Valley, CA

  • Wine Profile

    "Focusing solely on the Ellman Estate vineyard, the perennial elegance of Jemma reigns supreme in the 2019 vintage. With a profound, dense ruby hue, our ethereal 2019 Jemma performs a playful dance of sweet and savory movements. Bounteous aromatics of freshly harvested fruits and flowers from a basket of sweet violets to just-plucked blackberries from the vine co-mingle with layered notes of bouquet garni, espresso crema, and transportive salumi like lardo di colonnata and finocchina.  Effusive on the palate, it whisks you away for a walk in the woods with heady fragrance of freshly upturned earth, garriqgue and bramble fruits, all from the comfort and warmth of your perch.  Muscular and weighty, the dark fruit character is precisely framed with concentrated yet chocolatey tannins, and a lingering, suffusive finish. Aptly paired with a classic Entrecôte Marchand de Vin, or if you are feeling adventuresome, a savory wild mushroom Wellington."  Tasting notes from the Winemaker/winery website

  • Ratings

    95+ Points - Jeb Dunnuck

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