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Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 1886 2003

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Ehlers Estates:
Ehlers Estate represents the unique fusion of an outstanding winegrowing estate, environmental consciousness and international philanthropy. The historic and diverse Napa Valley vineyard of Ehlers Estate is cultivated using organic and biodynamic farming techniques to produce a small portfolio of exceptional estate-grown wines. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of these wines go... Read more
Ehlers Estate represents the unique fusion of an outstanding winegrowing estate, environmental consciousness and international philanthropy. The historic and diverse Napa Valley vineyard of Ehlers Estate is cultivated using organic and biodynamic farming techniques to produce a small portfolio of exceptional estate-grown wines. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the sale of these wines go to support the Leducq Foundation, a highly regarded, not-for-profit foundation dedicated to funding international cardiovascular research. Read less

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Snooth User: Rafiki
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4.00 5
01/12/2008

Four glasses


External Reviews for Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena 1886

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Source: Appellation America
10/16/2008

This once beleaguered winery that suffered under absentee ownership, questionable management, and revolving door winemakers, seemingly has finally gotten its stuff together. With the addition a couple of years ago of winemaker Rudy Zuidema and a new and apparently competent front office team, Ehlers now has to be taken seriously.And with this 2003 Cabernet, I think the winery has a winner. There’s sandlewood, black cherry and stewed fruit notes in the nose, while the palette exhibits a warm and fuzzy feel with some bittersweet chocolate (I’d say it’s about at a 60% cocoa quotient), and interesting complexity from earth and tar. The wine has great balance and fills the mouth with goodness. Hold onto it for a year and then watch it mature over a 20-year period.The vineyard was farmed organically as well as biodynamically. The fruit was picked at 24.9 brix, 70% new French oak was used for 20 months, and 700 cases were produced. With everything finally in place here, just to the east of Highway 29 and a couple of miles north of downtown St. Helena, Ehlers looks as if it’s become a player.



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