Solid 2018 from Ehlers. This #sthelenacab is delicious and smooth. One of my favorites from Premiere Napa Valley 2020 #pnv20 #pnv2020 20 cases produced. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Ehlers’ organic estate vineyard, which produces wines of great distinction
Located in the north end of St. Helena, the vineyard is composed of very shallow, gravelly loam soils
The wine is unfined, unfiltered and is aging in 100% new French oak
Your wine is the first vintage from winemaker Laura Díaz Muñoz
This Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Block 4 on our property which is our highest elevation block. The Cone See vines are planted in volcanic soil, the same profile found on Howell Mountain. Our vineyards have been farmed organically since 2005 and certified since 2008. This 100 percent Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the best expressions of the estate - rich in tannins and color, aromas of boysenberry, raspberry jam and forest floor herbs promise the potential of getting better in the years to come.
Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled — 2 years ago
I know now this needs more time to integrate, but it’s down-soft in the background, so difficult to see a balanced future. Warm plum and black berry-currant, cranberry stuffing, rich chocolate, sherry trifle, all loosely sprinkled with fine graphite. Steamy jungle flora notes merge with hemp stem and black cherry skins. Hard chocolate entry bringing dried blackberry and even drier black cherry stripped naked in a sauna of chamomile and phantom eucalyptus outlines describing a swarthy shadow through steam. A recent denizen of the cedar benches, puffing sweet tobaccos? There is subtle power at play despite the fruit-forward leanings. I was initially on the fence with this. This one is enigmatic with a nod to Napa in the 1970s. #Napa #Walton #cab #cabernet #cabsauv4life #cabsav #california #egelhoff #EgelhoffWalton #Bobegelhoff #egelhoffwines #StHelena #sthelenacab — 5 years ago
Began as black olives for miles but betrayed its fruit roots quickly enough, with baked black cherry, and a black plum mash; black currant and gingerbread-mocha notes sparkling on its grainy veneer. Torn violet petals. Lots of sediment, or pigmented tartaric crystals. Super elegant and fleshy mouthfeel is perhaps its most compelling nuance. Black currant, soft leather, smoke, a scribble of pencil, snuffed wick, teak, and black tea. Bittersweet chocolate remains like a cloud, suspended while most aspects fade. Leather friction.
#cabernetsauvignon #cab #Walton #Egelhoff #StHelena #sthelenacab #napacabs #napa #cabsauv #newworld — 6 years ago