Ellman 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Jemma
2018 Ellman Estate Winery Cabernet Sauvignon “Jemma” Napa Valley
San Francisco Wine Panel Score 98 Points
This big-scale Cabernet seems ever grander as it airs. It opens with focused, tightly-coiled aromas of black cherry, sour dark cherry, cassis, black raspberry, dark rose and peppercorn which rise above scents of forest earth, baking spice and star anise. On the palate it is notably operatic, although its heavy body, flashy oak and substantial tannins do little to blunt the sweet-natured wave of pomegranate, black cherry, blueberry, hazelnut, cocoa nib and sweet, savory spice that pushes through its lingering finish. Although likely needing six to eight years of cellar-time to reach its pinnacle, it would be a noble centerpiece to a Prime Rib dinner right now. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, 430 cases produced.