Scores

WINE SPECTATOR

2016 The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 93 points

JEB DUNNUCK

2016 The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 97 points
2017 The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 95 points
2018 The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 95 points
2016 Jemma Cabernet Sauvignon 95 points
2017 Jemma Cabernet Sauvignon 93 points

JAMES SUCKLING

2016 The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 94 points
2017 The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 93 points
2016 Jemma Cabernet Sauvignon 93 points
2017 Jemma Cabernet Sauvignon 93 points

ANTONIO GALLONI

2018 Elaine Cabernet Sauvignon 93+ points
2017 The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 92+ points
2018 The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon  95 points
2019 The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 93-95 points
2018 Jemma Cabernet Sauvignon 93 points
2019 Jemma Cabernet Sauvignon 91-93 points
2018 Brothers Blend Proprietary Red 94 points
2019 Brothers Blend Proprietary Red 92-94 points

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICAL WINE COMPETITION

2017 Brothers Blend Double Gold
2018 Caryn Renae Sauvignon Blanc Double Gold

Accolades

2017 & 2018 NAPA IN DEPTH

“The Ellman's work with an all-star team headed by Vineyard Manager Mike Wolf and Winemaker Andy Erickson. The Red Blend & Cabernet Sauvignon Jemma are made mostly from the Estate vineyard, with some outside fruit, while the Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is made from the family's vineyard in Soda Canyon. The wines are bold and lush, as they often are in this part of the Napa Valley. Ellman is going to be a fascinating winery to follow in the coming years.”

-Antonio Galloni

ELLMAN

“The flagship 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon The Estate is a terrific value even at its $175 price point. Loaded with notions of ripe black fruits, lead pencil shavings, graphite and incense, it hits the palate with a full-bodied richness, building tannins, terrific balance, and a great, great finish. It shows the more reserved, focused style of the vintage and is going to benefit from 2-4 years of bottle age and keep for 20.”

-Jeb Dunnuck

Winemaking

“One of my favorite aspects of grape growing and winemaking is how the vines and wines mark time, year to year, season to season. I recently opened a bottle of the 2017 Jemma, and it was immediate gratification. I think it is the most forward and accessible straight out of the bottle.”

-Andy Erickson