Nose has plum preserves, ripe raspberry, mahogany shavings, crushed dark chocolate bar, fresh sage, over-ripe cherry, mashed mulberry, dried brown bread and mild stemmy notes.
Palate has blackberry/plum jam, dried blueberry, ripe black currant, (light) baking spice, wet cedar shavings, dehydrated cranberry, dried raspberry, dry potting soil and dark chocolate (high cacao content). Tannins are mild, but subtle, finish is long and satisfying.
Decanted 3h, needs another 3-5h. Future bottles may be 2023-28 without concern. Purchased January 2006.
This Mt. Veeder vineyard was beleived a victim of the 2017 CA Wine Country fires; I'm not fully sure if the damage was limited to just buildings or vines may have also suffered losses. — 9 hours ago
Merlot from Ehlers Estate. 2017. This is a short review because this app : delectable , keeps erasing my review! This is the third attempt to review this wine. If you hesitate and take one min to re evaluate the wine, your erased and you have to start over... look for my new reviews on Instagram:
“Winesomelier” if you want to see more detailed reviews. Great merlot!!!! Best Ive ever had. Buy it. Im starting to hate Delectable App!!!! — 8 days ago
Enjoyed at Zoom virtual vertical with Long Shadows owners and winemakers (and over 50 others). Made the wine even better. Small percentages of Cab and Petite Verdot add to the depth and complexity of the over 80% Merlot. Soft tannins, berries and hints of the oak tanks used, leave a lingering finish. This is very approachable now but will continue to improve. — 8 days ago