Interesting enticing red from Humboldt. 40/30/15/15 Merlot Malbec Cab Syrah! Dark garnet soft plummy earthy nose hints of menthol to balanced acidic red fruited palate grippy texture and long finish. Great with slow cooked brisket despite decent dose of cayenne peppers. — a month ago
CVed 8/17/17. Comp with Cabot and Guigal Hermitage and Cote Rotie. Nose is definitely new world with lots of floral notes and hints of vanilla and some peppery notes. Balanced with firm body on palate and long finish with some heat. Almost sweet vs the Rhone wines. Different style. Good wine. Ranked it higher than Cabot. Again CVed 2/10/18 comp of Pax Donelan Syrah. Still yummy with nose more similar to French Reynaud. Opened 5/7/18. Not a good idea to poke twice! Nose now has sherry oxidative notes mixed with fruits. Palate however held together better though a bit of oxidation creeps in on finish. Still drinking well but not that fruit prominent style as before. Second warning on this week on careful use of CV! — 4 years ago
CVed 5/10/17. Thought it was the 2001. Took an hour for nose to open up. Wild floral notes mixed with spicy gamey smoky bacon. Still tannic and acids on palette with long acidic and leather and biting finish. Needs time but already impressive! CVed again 8/17/17 comp with Cote Rotie Chapoutier and Calif Syrah Cabot Donelan. Same impression. A bit of lingering heat on finish. Ranked it number one. — 4 years ago
Meaty gamey earthy. The last bottle from an old stash. Great stuff. — 3 months ago
Last night #datenight in our glasses Ehlers Estate 2016 Sylviane Rosé made from 100% Cabernet Franc. **Truly one of the best rosés I've ever had. ** This wine had beautiful aromas of fresh ripe raspberries & watermelon with a hint of cotton candy on the nose. On the palate, berries with a zippy citrus pop.
We paired it with cheeses, charcuterie, olives and pickles. This wine paired amazingly with ALL of it from pickled brussel sprouts to triple cream to manchego to Tuscan pork to Cabot cloth bound cheddar to Castelvetrano olives to Alpha Tolman to German salami and more! This wine stood up proudly retaining its own identity to fat, spice, salt and heat.
Find this wine, buy this wine - you won't be sorry. ❤️ #ehlerslove #ehlersestate #wine #cabfranc #cabernetfranc #rosé #roséallday #wine #winelovers #rosé #roséwine — 4 years ago