' Ehlers Estate - 2011EhlersEstate1886CabernetSauvignon

2011 Ehlers Estate 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon

This is an age-worthy Cabernet with clean, clear fruit expression, a strong acid presence, and smooth, elegant tannins. Spicy with leather, clove, maple syrup, dark chocolate, black cherries, and black plums, this wine has a terrific balance and structure and a long memorable finish.
$130.00 per Bottle
 

Tasting Notes

Complex, layered, and sophisticated. This is an age-worthy Cabernet with clean, clear fruit expression, a strong acid presence, and smooth, elegant tannins. Spicy with leather, clove, maple syrup, dark chocolate, black cherries, and black plums, this wine has a terrific balance and structure and a long memorable finish. Every year this wine comes from the rockiest, most well-drained parcels on the property. A classic Ehlers “1886” that will continue to improve for decades.

Vineyard Notes

2011 started out with a cool wet spring, setting us up for a very unusual vintage right from the start. Yields were lower than average and the cool temperatures that continued through the year reminded us more of France than California. At harvest we found ourselves dancing around the rains, but our best blocks, nonetheless, performed very well, producing complex wines with lower alcohols, firm tannins, and great structure.

Other Notes

Fruit Source: 100% Estate Grown Farming: 100% CCOF Certified Organic, 100% Demeter Certified Biodynamic Oak Regime: 100% French Oak, 70% New
Vintage 2011
Wine Style Red Wine
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Varietal Composition
81% Cabernet Sauvignon
10% Merlot
8% Cabernet Franc
1% Petit Verdot
Appellation St. Helena
Harvest Date October 19 – October 26, 2011
PH 3.71
Bottling Date August 19, 2013
Alcohol % 14.5