2020 Ruth Lewandowski 'Elimelech' Zero, Cole Ranch, USA
Where did you go to my lovely? Perhaps you felt the void, while others may not have even noticed...likely distracted by the shiny new 'Tatto' release last year...but we simply didn't bottle a 2019 Elimelech. I'm not the GREATEST at admitting defeat, but this particular wine absolutely defeated me back in 2019. Thing went sideways, full squirrel, just kinda gross really annnnnnnnd it was entirely my fault. Dagger. There was zero chance I'd put my name on it, stand behind it and pour it in your glasses. So with a tear in my eye I sent it away and vowed I'd do better in 2020. Here we are with the results of that vow, 2020 Elimelech Cuvée Zero. I can't tell you how incredibly happy (and relieved) I am to have this wine back. It is, once again, a wine as hauntingly complex and singular as Cole Ranch itself.
- Evan Lewandowski