Ehlers Estate

Ehlers Estate

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Paul K
9.1

Young but good. My first experience. Will seek this out. Still stuck in Detroit. 🤬 — 2 months ago

Neil, Dawn and 23 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

Severn Goodwin Influencer Badge Premium Badge

Yup, spent many afternoons at that bar with flights of wine... The ORD VV seems to be my other hang out occasionally.
Ray Vanderhoff

Ray Vanderhoff

Many a long layover at DTW for me as well. The Vino Volo there is a great way to pass the time. Good selection and excellent staff. Stay warm and enjoy the trip!
Paul K

Paul K

@Severn Goodwin @Ray Vanderhoff i hope to run into you both there sometime. I’m the tall guy. 😄

Ehlers Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Soooo good! Had at the beach. — 7 months ago

Ehlers Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Franc 2016

Young but terrific. — 9 months ago

Ehlers Estate

Portrait St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2017

Tastes like it should. Napa in a bottle — 5 months ago

Ehlers Estate

1886 Estate St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Terrific Napa Cab…big, dry smooth wine. Really nice! — 6 months ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
with Michael and Joe
Tom, Eddie and 3 others liked this

Ehlers Estate

Sylviane St. Helena Cabernet Franc Rosé 2016

Just concluded the annual Fall seclusion at our cabin in the Rangeley lakes region of Maine, mobile service up there is mostly non-existent, after several days I am posting again.
(Notes this year were avoided, but scores are honest.)
— 8 months ago

Ely, Ming and 17 others liked this

Ehlers Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A
9.2

Very classic Napa Cab that flies down the middle. The bouquet was ripe raspberries and blackberries, small note of currant and cedar. Front palate was incredibly soft and retained nice acidity...crushed blackberries, graphite, strawberry skin, and smoke. However, the middle and end on the palate felt a bit flat. Decanting improved it a small bit, but it lost weight after entry and the structure wavered. Lower in ABV than many Napa cabs, so maybe that threw me off. It still had a great balance of red and black fruits, hibiscus, and dark chocolate covered plum. Textbook 2014 in terms of accessibility and plush nature. — 4 years ago

Tom, P and 28 others liked this

Allora Vineyards

St. Helena Cabernet Franc 2015

Shay A
9.2

One of the bottles we brought back from our annual Napa trip in Sept of 2021. We try to visit 1-2 small/off the radar wineries during our visit, and this was a recommended stop by one of the wineries we were visiting. Off the beaten path outside of St Helena, behind Ehlers. Alycia Mondavi makes the wines for this very small family operation. All winemaking takes place at the family home on a beautiful secluded property. Luckily for me, they are known for their cab franc.

My score here is based on potential…this is probably closer to a 90-91 today. Compared to the 2012 I had a few months back where the main note was raspberry fig, this was a bit unyielding, even after a 3hr double decant and revisiting the next day. This is undeniably CabFranc in its fruit profile…lots of brambly red and black fruit like black cherries and dark plum with espresso and a hint of potpourri on the nose. The palate was a bit like a bull in a China shop as it was all over the place and quite gripping on the finish (unlike the 2012). Lots of dark, chalky notes with sweet pipe tobacco leaf wrapped berry fig. I’d leave this alone for 3-5yrs at least unless you can give it an extremely long decant.
— 5 months ago

Brian, Alex and 27 others liked this

Ehlers Estate

PNV 2020 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

MICHAEL COOPER DipWSET
9.4

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 Facts

Wine is unfiltered
Single vineyard wine
Sustainably produced
Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled
— 8 months ago

Ron Siegel
with Ron
Hermes, Josh and 10 others liked this

Ehlers Estate

One Twenty Over Eighty St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2010

Classic cab with dark fruit, wonderful finish — 7 years ago

Bob liked this