Napa Valley’s Ehlers Estate recently received their organic certification. We joined in the celebration by having a night out with their wines. Here are our tasting notes.

Ehlers Estate 2007 Sauvignon Blanc

Clean, low acid with a note of honey and green melon in the palate. Would pair well with a simply prepared swordfish or salmon steak.

Ehlers Estate 2005 Cabernet Franc

Nice acidic bite with a good balance of fruit and a lot of oak. Almost more of a “mellow zinfandel” than a traditional Cabernet Franc.

Ehlers Estate 2005 Merlot

Classic Merlot with deep intense flavor of sweet ripe grapes and black cherries with green herbal notes. Perfect for a roasted chicken and roasted potatoes.

Ehlers Estate 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon

Very minty – from nose to plate to finish. A very “correct” and straighforward Cabernet Sauvignon.

Ehlers Estate 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon “1886”

Named after the year the original stone winery was built on the estate. A powerhouse meritage red style with plenty of sweet chocolate and oak flavors which linger on the long finish.

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