Located in Madison, Virginia at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Early Mountain Vineyards comprises more than 300 acres of the historic Monticello Wine Trail. Owned by Jean and Steve Case, former AOL executives, Early Mountain is a 55 acre estate vineyard committed to showcasing the “Best of Virginia” through partnership with award-winning wineries throughout the state. Their 2014 Gold Medal winning Eluvium is a Bordeaux-style blend with Merlot at its core. On the nose and palate the fruits are dark with plum, black cherry and blackberry mint, cedar and underbrush. A classic claret, it is medium bodied, and structured with a perfect balance of acid and tannin to marry with game stews or red meat on the grill.