Ehlers Estate

St. Helena Cabernet Franc

9.120 ratings
9.06 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
David T

Independent Sommelier/Wine Educator

8.7

Ripe thinned blackberries, blueberries, oklieberries, black plum skin, candied purple florals, big dark fine minerals, crushed dry rocks, high acid, thinner body and finishes dry.

Ripe thinned blackberries, blueberries, oklieberries, black plum skin, candied purple florals, big dark fine minerals, crushed dry rocks, high acid, thinner body and finishes dry.

1 person found it helpfulSep 17th, 2016
Severn Goodwin

One wine two wine red fruit blue fruit, great acidity, great finish and tannins. Never heard of Ehlers, had it at a tasting last year and we were just floored, very nice CF from St. Helena. They also do a rosé on this same wine, which is also very intriguing.

One wine two wine red fruit blue fruit, great acidity, great finish and tannins. Never heard of Ehlers, had it at a tasting last year and we were just floored, very nice CF from St. Helena. They also do a rosé on this same wine, which is also very intriguing.

Jul 1st, 2017
Elizabeth Smith

The 2013 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Franc, Saint Helena ($60), is one of those wines that tastes so darn good, you know that the written word won’t do it justice. It’s crafted from 100% organic, 100% estate cabernet franc from our loamy soils. It’s powerful, yet retains a sense of balance and elegance from Old World, hands-on production techniques, from vineyard, to tank, to barrel, to bottle. Black fruits, vanilla, and spices envelope the palate. The finish goes on forever and frankly, I don’t want to stop sipping it. This wine is the result of outstanding terroir, vineyard management, and winemaking that I am blessed to witness on a daily basis. Who's in for some cabernet franc pleasure? Mark my words, it would be even better if we were drinking it together. #napavalley #sthelena #napavalleywines #ehlerslove

The 2013 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Franc, Saint Helena ($60), is one of those wines that tastes so darn good, you know that the written word won’t do it justice. It’s crafted from 100% organic, 100% estate cabernet franc from our loamy soils. It’s powerful, yet retains a sense of balance and elegance from Old World, hands-on production techniques, from vineyard, to tank, to barrel, to bottle. Black fruits, vanilla, and spices envelope the palate. The finish goes on forever and frankly, I don’t want to stop sipping it. This wine is the result of outstanding terroir, vineyard management, and winemaking that I am blessed to witness on a daily basis. Who's in for some cabernet franc pleasure? Mark my words, it would be even better if we were drinking it together. #napavalley #sthelena #napavalleywines #ehlerslove

Dec 20th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Dark tart fruit. Strawberry, cherry and a hint of vanilla. No herbaceousness. M+ acid. M body and M round tannin.

Dark tart fruit. Strawberry, cherry and a hint of vanilla. No herbaceousness. M+ acid. M body and M round tannin.

Nov 25th, 2016
Lori Mike

Pours garnet in color. ON THE NOSE: cherry, cola and a woody herbaceousness. ON THE PALATE: sour cherry, tobacco and plum. A slight menthol finish. Medium bodied medium finish.

Pours garnet in color. ON THE NOSE: cherry, cola and a woody herbaceousness. ON THE PALATE: sour cherry, tobacco and plum. A slight menthol finish. Medium bodied medium finish.

Aug 22nd, 2016
Michael Seely

With Elling, Lori and Patti

With Elling, Lori and Patti

Jan 27th, 2018
Luisana!

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Jan 9th, 2018
Luisana!

Wonderful Cabernet franc 😍

Wonderful Cabernet franc 😍

Jan 8th, 2018
Dezel Quillen

Ehlers Estate 2013 Cabernet Franc … High-toned red fruit joined by purple stone fruit, brown spices, vanilla bean, a wisp of floral perfume, and mineral notes; seamless texture, admirable length. This is a delicious wine from a great vintage that’s intended for sharing at the dinner table with family and friends. Cheers! #CabFrancDay #EhlersLove #wine #winelover #wineblogger #wineconsumer

Ehlers Estate 2013 Cabernet Franc … High-toned red fruit joined by purple stone fruit, brown spices, vanilla bean, a wisp of floral perfume, and mineral notes; seamless texture, admirable length. This is a delicious wine from a great vintage that’s intended for sharing at the dinner table with family and friends. Cheers! #CabFrancDay #EhlersLove #wine #winelover #wineblogger #wineconsumer

Feb 25th, 2017
Mike Szilagyi

I ordered the cab sauv and got the cab franc. Pleasantly surprised!

I ordered the cab sauv and got the cab franc. Pleasantly surprised!

Nov 22nd, 2016