Another luscious, full, and rich Merlot that illustrates the full potential of the Ehlers terroir. A confluence of intense dark chocolate, red raspberry, a very subtle spearmint, and European black licorice, defines this vintage. The tannins are at once fine and chewy; and the bold, juicy
structure of the wine is what has always made the Ehlers Merlot “a Merlot for Cabernet drinkers".
92 points, Wine Enthusiast (August 1, 2013): “Ehlers is one of those Napa wineries that flies below the radar, but insiders get it. This Merlot, which comes from the St. Helena estate, is dry and tannic, yet shows the sensual softness you want in Merlot, with sweet tiers of cherries, red currants, mocha and spicy persimmons.”
This is a wonderful wine with food, from roast chicken to steak to homemade lasagna.
Just 950 cases made. Drink now or hold up to 10 years.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.
Dan Case from TX
Great finish!! -18 Points