2017 1886 Cabernet Sauvignon
Tasting Notes: 2017 1886 Ehlers Estate is an impressive 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from different blocks on the property. It’s deep red-purple in color with aromas of cassis, wild blackberries, licorice, herbs de Provence, cedar and tobacco leaf. The bright mouthfeel showcases flavors of cassis, dark cherries, sweet chocolate, black pepper and saffron, with a long mineral post-taste. Full body with silky tannins and a long finish. Enjoyable now but more pleasant to wait a few more years.
Vintage Notes: 2017 began with abundant rainfall, followed by a mild Spring resulting in extended flowering with little shatter. A Labor Day weekend heatwave kicked harvest into high gear, then cool weather allowed sugar levels to return to normal. By October 4th, all our grapes were happily fermenting in tanks, most of them already pressed and in barrels starting malolactic fermentation.
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Harvest: September 12 to October 3, 2017
Wine Analysis: 14.5 % alcohol ● 3.58 pH ● 6.7 TA
Appellation: St. Helena, Napa Valley
Bottling Date: August 20, 2019
Production: 1100 cases
Awards and Accolades: 94 Points Wine Enthusiast, 97 Points Somm's Choice