Rich and plush, complex, big, thick, and velvety, this wine categorically defines elegance in a full-bodied California Cabernet. Essence of black plums, cigar wrapper, forest floor, black cherry and raspberry adorn a terrific structure and balance that is the hallmark of the Ehlers “1886”.
91 points, The Wine Advocate (Issue #209, Oct. 2013): "...brilliant, rich Cabernet boasts a deep blue/purple color as well as admirable ripeness...
91 points, Connoisseurs' Guide (Aug. 2013): "...very handsome young wine, and the lengthy, well-focused flavors that follow stay right in step..."
90 points, Wine Enthusiast (Aug. 1, 2013): "Ehlers’ 1886 bottling is their best Cabernet effort of the vintage..."
Drink now or cellar up to 10 years.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.