Ehlers Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon

9.237 ratings
9.14 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Daniel P. Drake

HUMP DAY! Welcome to Wednesday and I have opened the 2013 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena. Made up of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc.

Then aromas from this wine are very enticing and full. There are loads of black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, black currant, milk chocolate, sweet licorice, violet, vanilla and loamy soil.

On the palate the nose is confirmed with, juicy black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, black currant, black raspberry, chocolate, licorice and notes of smokey oak.

The wine is well balanced with medium + acidity, medium + tannins like fine sandpaper that are a little grippy. There is a long finish with a lush full body feel.

Totally enjoy this wine that drinks well now and has at least 10 -20 good years.

Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🖒

HUMP DAY! Welcome to Wednesday and I have opened the 2013 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena. Made up of 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot and 8% Cabernet Franc.

Then aromas from this wine are very enticing and full. There are loads of black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, black currant, milk chocolate, sweet licorice, violet, vanilla and loamy soil.

On the palate the nose is confirmed with, juicy black fruit, blackberry, black cherry, black currant, black raspberry, chocolate, licorice and notes of smokey oak.

The wine is well balanced with medium + acidity, medium + tannins like fine sandpaper that are a little grippy. There is a long finish with a lush full body feel.

Totally enjoy this wine that drinks well now and has at least 10 -20 good years.

Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷🖒

1 person found it helpfulDec 8th, 2016
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.9

A little muted on the nose...fruits and minerals. Lean body. Ripe blackberries, black plum, blueberries, dry dark raspberries, baking spices, dusty dark minerals, crushed dry rocks, wild flowers, dry grass, mid + tannins and acidity. Nice round dry fruit finish.

A little muted on the nose...fruits and minerals. Lean body. Ripe blackberries, black plum, blueberries, dry dark raspberries, baking spices, dusty dark minerals, crushed dry rocks, wild flowers, dry grass, mid + tannins and acidity. Nice round dry fruit finish.

Sep 17th, 2016
Mark Lindzy

A classic Napa style of yesteryear, with plenty of savory spice balancing the dark fruit, well-integrated oak, silky tannins and acidity. Moderate alcohol level is a bonus.

A classic Napa style of yesteryear, with plenty of savory spice balancing the dark fruit, well-integrated oak, silky tannins and acidity. Moderate alcohol level is a bonus.

Sep 16th, 2016
Leonardo Donato

2013 vintage. Just perfect!

2013 vintage. Just perfect!

Jan 9th, 2019
Tyler Morris

Fantastic! Lots of spice, black/red fruits and long finish. Tannins are beginning to integrate better. Decent awhile or hold a couple more years.

Fantastic! Lots of spice, black/red fruits and long finish. Tannins are beginning to integrate better. Decent awhile or hold a couple more years.

Sep 7th, 2018
Adam Jaime

Killer, all the big fruit, tannins, and balance you want in a Cab. Nothing in your face.

Killer, all the big fruit, tannins, and balance you want in a Cab. Nothing in your face.

Dec 2nd, 2017
Tom Wildenhaus

First time in a long time. Really enjoyed, will put back in regular rotation.

First time in a long time. Really enjoyed, will put back in regular rotation.

Oct 4th, 2017
Frank Bailey

Pretty remarkable wine for the price. It is on the lighter side, but very nuanced with fresh butter on the nose and plethora of dark fruits on the palate. Very enjoyable with food or as an after dinner wine.

Pretty remarkable wine for the price. It is on the lighter side, but very nuanced with fresh butter on the nose and plethora of dark fruits on the palate. Very enjoyable with food or as an after dinner wine.

Jul 25th, 2017
Marc Brasseaux

@ehlerslove ....such a great bottle.

@ehlerslove ....such a great bottle.

Apr 30th, 2017
Jed
8.5

Opens early with ripe blackberry, cassis, tobacco and... a rusty mineral streak.

Opens early with ripe blackberry, cassis, tobacco and... a rusty mineral streak.

Mar 6th, 2017