Aged: 10 Years
2004 was a warm year, also an early year, which brought us rich, powerful Cabernets in Napa Valley. This Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is exactly that. The tannins are full and robust with a stony quality. Flavors are a mosaic of dried blueberries, candied cherries, black plums, freshly ground cocoa, and a hint of nutmeg. The structure is massive with a silky middle and a long chewy finish. This wine will cellar for decades to come.
Connoisseurs’ Guide (December 2007): “Deep, well-focused, black-currant fruit is met in the nose by a bit of vanilla, cocoa and coffee and is carried on into the dense, brooding young flavors… Needing more than a few years of age before it can fully unfold, it is a classic expression of ageworthy Cabernet…”
Wine Enthusiast (Jun 15, 2007): “Tightly wound, firm and complex, with dried currant, anise, sage and berry notes. Well-proportioned, with cedary oak on the finish…”
Best paired with lamb and smoked meats of all types.
This wine was recently featured in The California Wine Club's wine of the month club.