93 Pts James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
"What beauty and precision in this wine, with light hints of currants and black berries. Some cola and milk chocolate too. Full bodied, with super fine tannins and a long finish. All there. Beautiful. Pull the cork after 2013. 14+24+23+32. Find the wine." 93 points - James Suckling - JamesSuckling.com
"The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Tietjen Vineyard reveals an attractive plum/ruby/purple color as well as a big, sweet nose of camphor, black currants, cherries and spicy oak. Silky smooth, medium to full-bodied and seductive, it is ideal for drinking over the next decade or more." 90 points Robert Parker
"A beautiful Cabernet to drink now. Dry and classy, it has rich tannins framing deep, delicious chocolate, blackberry tart and pie spice flavors that finish long and sweet. The perfect restaurant Napa Cab. -S.H." 90 points Wine Enthusiast
"The 2006 Tietjen Cabernet is deep, dark, and delicious. It is purple in color with a nose of black cherries, blueberries, chocolate, and cedar. Flavors of blueberries, blackberries, dried herbs, vanilla, and warm spices lead to a wonderful glycerin like texture that carries the tannin nicely across the palate. This full-bodied wine has great structure with beautiful integration of fruit, oak, and tannin followed by a complex and lengthy finish." -Winery
"Located on Niebaum Lane, in the heart of Napa Valley's Rutherford Bench, this vineyard has been a cornerstone of our program since 1995. The Cabernet Sauvignon from Tietjen vineyard is deeply colored and heavily concentrated. The finished wine has flavors of ripe cassis, cherry and wild berries. These massive wines are always very appealing to drink when released, but don't be fooled; they will reward those who age them for another 5 to 10 years when they reach their drinking prime." -Winery
"In 1983, Nancy and Ray arrived in California from Cape Cod to fulfill Ray's dream of making wine and Nancy's taste for adventure. After working harvest at Mt. Eden Winery in Saratoga, they moved to Napa Valley and became innkeepers for a bed &breakfast. Ray then spent formative time at Tonella Vineyard Management, where he gained philosophical perspective and practical knowledge working in the vineyards. Ray's nine year tenure at Whitehall Lane Winery under the tutelage of Art Finkelstein first as a cellar worker and then as head winemaker honed his skills in the art of blending and was the inspiration for Ray's winemaking style today."
"In 1987, Ray & Nancy started Elyse Winery with 286 cases of Zinfandel from the Morisoli Vineyard, which is still a cornerstone vineyard source for the winery. After a decade of nomadic winemaking at various custom crush facilities, in 1997 they purchased a small winery and vineyard on Hoffman Lane, the home of Elyse Winery and tasting room." -Winery