Tom Eddy Elodian Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 | Luxurious Napa Valley Mountain Cab
Tom Eddy Elodian Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 is deep crimson. With aromas of blackberry, violets, cigar box and hints of new-wood cedar. While, rich, opulent and compact, packed with a voluminous mix of crushed-black-fruit preserves, anise, and graphite. Also giving way to tobacco spice and chocolate-covered mountain blueberries. Yet, chewy tannins are met with racy acidity, which gives a juicy, mouthwatering lift. Finishing with excellent balance and absolutely superb structure. While arguing for up to 15 years of slumber in a cool cellar. From Winemaker Tom Eddy.
Brilliant Napa Valley Cabernets for over 30 years
Tom Eddy has been crafting brilliant Napa Valley Cabernets for over 30 years. The last six vintages of his “Elodian” Cabernet Sauvignon have earned 318 perfect 5-star ratings. While arguably our top Napa Valley mountain Cabernet value. Furthermore, a whopping 910 4-star reviews.
In Wine Spectator’s 2014 “dream vintage” Eddy did it again. 1,500 bottles from our first AND second allocation sold out in mere hours. We’re back with 500 more, brandishing the same power, density, and — our favorite part — that chocolate-covered mountain blueberry finish. Still at 50% off the release price, just $34.99 per bottle for those who have missed out, or if you’re ready to replenish.
Sourced from 10 different vineyards
Today’s Tom Eddy Elodian Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 once again proves that an iconoclastic veteran winemaker can elevate even the most brilliant of vintages. But if you ask Winemaker Tom Eddy, he’s always quick to credit everyone and anyone else, from the picking crew to the growers to the vineyards.
“It’s the potpourri of multiple vineyards that is ‘Elodian’,” he’s told us. “During any given harvest, the ‘Elodian’ can be a blend of up to eight different vineyard sites throughout Napa. While each contributing a different quality and adding to the complexity of the wine.” In 2014, Tom sourced Cabernet from 10 different vineyards.
Winemaker Tom Eddy
Tom completed his enology degree at the University of California Davis in 1974. At the same time a group of talented grads also burst on to the scene to be credited for the meteoric rise in the quality of California wines in the 70’s. Before starting the eponymous Tom Eddy label as the family winery in 1991, Tom had been the winemaker for some of the largest and smallest wineries in California.
A recognized industry expert, and noteworthy writer about all things “Wine. Tom left a personal stamp on many winery operations in Napa, Sonoma, Oregon and Washington. And has had a direct influence on winery design and winemaking with a broad consulting client base.
Tom Eddy’s tenure in the wine industry is now well over 40 years young. He is always quick to point out that, when it comes to his favorite grape, Cabernet Sauvignon, his winemaking goal is to produce wine which is rich, flavorful, and elegant. Notably from hillside vineyards that deliver intense fruit flavor and depth of structure to ensure complexity and richness.