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Holiday Wines You Can Ship (Almost) Anywhere
November 25, 2020 

Though Napa is renowned for its distinct Chardonnay, it’s no secret that the grape isn’t everyone’s favorite. For a full-bodied wine with a silky mineral mouthfeel and vivacious citrus notes, try Ehler’s Estate Sauvignon Blanc. From the esteemed St. Helena appellation in northern Napa, this wine brings the distinction and excellence of Napa Valley to your holiday table.

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2020 Results

Wine of the Year by Varietal:
2017 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon 

Double Gold:
2017 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon - 97 pts
2017 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 96 pts
2016 Portrait Red Blend - 96 pts

2017 Cabernt Franc - 94 pts
2017 Merlot - 91 pts




The New Merlots In The Market
October 3, 2020

Ehlers Estate Merlot 2017 ($55)—Another big Merlot, this one from St. Helena in Napa Valley. Blended from three different clones, it has more complexity than most from that region, and the 10% Cabernet Sauvignon gives it some spine, and 22 months in barrel harmonizes the whole of it. Sugar levels went high at first, then settled down, so this came out at 14.5%. Roast veal would be ideal with this wine. But at $55 it’s getting up near the top of Merlot prices in America. 

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Finding a Home Far From Their Homeland
Oct/Nov 2020

"Hailing from Spain's bustling capital city, Madrid, winemaker and general manager Laura Díaz Muñoz of Ehlers Estate in St Helena became enchanted by wine during family vacations to Galicia, where she sipped Albariño with her father while watching the fishing boats."

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These Are The 22 Most Beautiful Wineries in Napa Valley, According to Sommeliers
July 2020

"As a sommelier, wine quality is also extremely important when thinking about wineries to visit," says Martin Sheehan-Stross, Chaine Des Rotisseurs Best Young Sommelier International 2016. "Ehlers bottles wines that are impeccably balanced. They are dense and rich, but also fragrant and spicy. The fact that the winery supports a great cause is really the cherry on the sundae.” 

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2016 Sauvignon Blanc

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The Best Organic Wines on the Market Right Now
June 2020
"In 2008, Ehlers Estate gained its organic certification in California. The 2017 is the most recent vintage of the winery’s 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon, which is named after the year that Bernard Ehlers built the stone barn that remains standing today. The tasting notes for this wine include enticing flavors and aromas like cassis, wild blackberries, licorice, and tobacco leaf. $125​"

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Ehlers Estate: Fine Wine and A Larger Purpose
April 2020
"Beyond its velvety Merlots and full-bodied Sauvignon Blancs, Ehlers Estate is defined as much by a love story as it is by its finely crafted wines. A hint is evident in each Ehlers Estate wine label. Take a closer look. Can you see the tiny, hidden heart?..."



10 Superb Wines That Also Do Good in the World
January 2020 
"The Leducq Foundation, which owns Ehlers Estate, donates about $30 million a year to cardiovascular research. This lovely Bordeaux blend (Cab Sauv, Cab Franc, Merlot, and Petit Verdot) offers high-toned floral aromas mixed with toasty notes. A smooth and elegant palate carries concentrated red fruit—cherry and cassis—with a satisfying, savory finish."


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