2012 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon "1886 Estate"
Winery: Ehlers Estate
Wine Name/Vineyard: "1886 Estate"
Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon
Grape blend: 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, & 1% Petit Verdot
Region: St. Helena
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 2,528
KWG Score: 90.6 (based on 3 reviews)
Average Virtual Score: 91 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)
Review date: December 26, 2015
Wine Review: This dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Ehlers is a pretty big wine. It opens with a mild black currant and gentle blueberry bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced and a little fruit forward. The flavor profile is fruity blend of ripe black cherry, blueberry and mild oak. I also picked up hints of black and red raspberry and a dash of black pepper. The finish is rather dry and its pretty big tannins build up and stick around for a while. I would pair this wine with a slow roasted pot roast. Enjoy - Ken
Winemaker Notes: Complex, layered, and sophisticated. Powerful and elegant, blackberries, espresso, caramel, leather, French plums, and sweet black currants. This wine is ripe and chewy, big and round, with beautifully resolved tannins. Great balance and structure, like an entire meal in a glass, with a finish that goes on forever. A classic Ehlers Estate “1886” that will continue to improve for decades.
Organic status: not organic
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