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Tunnel of Elms Winery
About Tunnel of Elms Winery and Vineyard
Tunnel of Elms premium wines from California are named for the beautiful row of trees planted by the Beringer Brothers to mark the entrance to their iconic winery and estate, the Tunnel of Elms has welcomed visitors to the Napa Valley for nearly a century. Now, Tunnel of Elms invites you to share in California’s winemaking tradition and heritage with this new collection of wines. by trying their Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Merlot
Tunnel of Elms Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Cabernet Franc for fruit forwardness, Syrah to layer the wine with herbal and spice nuances and Petite Syrah to add the complexity of earthiness and spice.After a short, warm fermentation to fully extract color, flavor and tannin from the grapes, the wine underwent a full malolactic fermentation to soften and enrich its ripe black fruit and herbal spice flavors. Aging in seasoned oak barrels for seven months added further complexity.Dry, full intensity red wineRipe black fruit and sweet plum flavors with a hint of basil and black pepper.
Tunnel of Elms Chardonnay
This Chardonnay boasts aromas and flavors of bright citrus and tropical notes. Roughly 50% of the juice was fermented in seasoned French and American oak barrels to enhance texture and richness,while the balance was fermented in stainless steel tanks to preserve the wine’s bright fruit character. Partial malolactic fermentation contributed a creamy texture and additional complexity. Dry, medium intensity white wine. Highlights of bright citrus and tropical fruit flavors are held together with a rich creamy core.
Tunnel of Elms Merlot
Merlot blended with some Cabernet Sauvignon to give the wine a sturdy backbone, along with some Petite Syrah for added complexity. Inland valleys where warm days and cool nights produce grapes with full fruit flavors balanced with bright acidity. A warm primary fermentation fully extracted color and flavor from the grapes, while malolactic fermentation softened the wine and enhanced its ripe berry and black cherry flavors. 40% aged in seasoned oak barrels for seven months while 60% remained in stainless steel tanks to preserve freshness and acidity. Dry, medium intensity red wine Very approachable with a soft, supple mouthfeel and laden with lots of delicious raspberry and black cherry flavors.