A plush blend

Elyse Napa Valley Red Wine Couzins 2005
Warm and plush, dry though possessing a sweet character of very ripe fruit.  47% Primitivo, 39% Zinfandel and 14% Petite Sirah harvested at brix levels spread from 23.6 to 27.7.  The wine was aged 10.5 mos. in 90% used Fr oak and 10% new US oak, 15.6% C&B in Oakville $22.99 at Bottle Barn www.elysewinery.com

About RJ

Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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