' Ehlers Estate - Ehlers Estate 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

2009 Ehlers Estate 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon

Bold and expressive, with fat, full tanins that are at once refined, silky, and subtle. Blended from the rockiest, most well-drained parcels of the estate vineyard, this “1886” is a classic, age-worthy Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Filling out the layers of earthy complexity and spice are flavors of violets, chocolate cherries, cinnamon and cocoa.
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Tasting Notes

This full-bodied wine has a seamless structure, and boasts a delicate balance from beginning to end. Bold and expressive, with fat, full tanins that are at once refined, silky, and subtle. Blended from the rockiest, most well-drained parcels of the estate vineyard, this “1886” is a classic, age-worthy Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon. Filling out the layers of earthy complexity and spice are flavors of violets, chocolate cherries, cinnamon and cocoa. A beautiful expression of our esteemed terroir.

Vineyard Notes

The extraordinary 2009 growing season brought us yet another drought year, which is generally ideal for winegrapes, yet not so great for everything else. We had a beautiful, long warm sunny summer with and endless string of hot days and cool nights. The red wines emerged from the fermentation tanks with brilliant color, fantastic extraction, and ripe, mature, supple tanins. The Ehlers crew brought all of our fruit in before the onslaught of early October rains which caught many Napa Valley vintners by surprise.

Other Notes

Final Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot Fruit Source: 100% Estate Grown Farming: 100% CCOF Certified Organic, 100% Demeter Certified Biodynamic Oak Regime: 100% French Oak, 70% New Primary Coopers: Nadalie, St. Martin, Baron, De Jarnac
Vintage 2009
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
84% Cabernet Sauvignon
11% Cabernet Franc
4% Merlot
1% Petit Verdot
Appellation St. Helena
Harvest Date September 21 – October 15, 2009
Sugar 24.8 °Brix
PH 3.78 pH
Bottling Date August 26, 2011
Alcohol % 14.5