Dolce Rosso, 2018 : From the extremely rare Birbet grape variety, this wine is made exclusively for Château Élan by our twin winery in the Piedmont region of Italy. Aromas of fresh roses greet the nose as a delicate sweetness meets the palate. Made in the frizzante style, this slightly sparkling sweet wine is sure to not disappoint from start to finish. 5.5% Alcohol, 9% RS
Chateau Elan Reserve Pinot Noir, 2017 : Fruity, earthy, and elegant, our Pinot Noir exhibits fruit characteristics only displayed in the finest Pinot Noir grapes. After 12 months of aging in brand new French oak barrels, this vibrant, powerful Pinot is sure to please even the most discerning palates with an unexpected depth and smoothness. Grapes grown in Yuba, Paso Robles, and Mendocino. 14.5% Alcohol, 0.1% Residual Sugar.
Chateau Elan Reserve Merlot, 2017 : A deep intense red color with some dark orange accents. It has spicy and peppery flavors with dust notes and some persistent fragrances of sweet vanilla in conjunction with a light pomegranate background. The palate is extremely textured with a smooth yet persistent tannin structure. The after taste is long, elegant and classic of this variety. This wine is made from 4 French clones of Merlot grown in 2 different vineyards in Davis and Yuba, California. Harvested together on the 4th of September 2017, the wine aged for a little over 12 months in French oak barrels. It has been bottled without any filtration nor addition of fining agents. 14.5% Alcohol, 0.1% RS
Chateau Elan Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017 : 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes grown in Yuba and Lake County. It aged for 14 months in new French oak and is unfined and unfiltered with an opaque violet color. Creamy, fruity aromas of black raspberry buttercream, praline, and delicate herbs and spices with an oily, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long cassis, honey, nuts, and earth finish with dusty coating tannins and moderate elegant oak. A zesty, flavor-packed cabernet that is sure to please the most exigent palates. 15% Alcohol, 0.1% RS
Chateau Elan Velvet Reserve, 2016 : Velvet Reserve 2016 has a vivid ruby color and comes from the blend of Zinfandel, Barbera, and Tempranillo grapes grown in our Davis vineyards. It is a slightly-oaked fruit bomb with lots of cassis and strawberry flavors, somehow reminiscent of the Beaujolais wines. It balances power and smoothness with a round palate and soft tannins. It is the classic food-friendly wine that can pair with mild and flavorful foods. It has been aged for 14 months in French oak barrels. 15.5% Alcohol, 0.1% RS
Chateau Elan Scarlet Reserve, 2017 : The 2017 Scarlet is predominately Syrah grapes harvested in Lake County. A full bodied fruity profile of watermelon, sweet spices and cedar that drinks like a ripe Italian Red. The aroma has hints of buttery nut brittle, dark chocolate, creme brulee, and berry jam. Enjoy now or up to 5 years on its own or paired with dishes like lasagna or braised oxtail ravioli. 15% Alcohol, 0.1% RS
American Port Riserva: This is a ruby style port made from 80% Tempranillo and 20% Touriga Nacional grapes grown in Paso Robles and Lake County. It is opaque garnet black in color. It has baked, fruity aromas on the nose and on the palate, flavors of berry-peach compote, spices, cocoa, and brown butter which fill a velvety, bright, and moderately sweet mid palate. It finishes with a complex mouthfeel, with hints of caramelized nuts, prunes, and dark fruit, leather, spices, and cedar. This is a remarkable domestic re-creation of a fine, well-aged vintage Orporto. You can enjoy it now as well as in 20 years from now. 19% Alcohol, 9% Residual Sugar.