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.
Visit Ehlers Estate online at www.ehlersestate.com.