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2019 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Franc "St. Helena"

Ehlers Estate 2019 Cabernet Franc

Winery: Ehlers Estate

Vintage: 2019

Wine Name/Vineyard: "St. Helena"

Wine Category: Cabernet Franc

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Franc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: St. Helena

State or country: CA

Price: $77

Cases produced: 740

KWG Score: 93 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: November 1, 2022

Wine Review: This slightly opaque and deep ruby colored Cabernet Franc opens with a black currant and red licorice bouquet with a hint of sandalwood, dried strawberry, and oregano. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied with medium plus acidity. The mouthfeel is bright and savory. The flavor profile is graphite and red licorice blend with notes of cinnamon, black currant, and herbal tea. Initially, the finish is very dry and its bold and drying tannins build-up and stick around for a very long time. That, said, we would suggest decanting this wine because it really benefits from some aeration. Once decanted for a while, the Cab Franc would pair well with a hanger steak or short ribs. Enjoy – KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2019 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Franc has become one of those wines we get excited to make. 100% Cabernet Franc and selected from two of our best Cabernet Francs blocks. Modest yields and precise farming have brought out the best of this variety. Deep ruby in color with signature aromas of dry spice rack, dry herbs, violets, and unripe berries. Mineral in aroma and flavor, with graphite and dark cocoa powder. Oak and red fruit entangle with the herbs. Concentrated flavors with a full-body and well-balanced tannin structure. The 2019 is very complex but elegant with a velvety, long finish. Ready to drink now, though the extra oak aromas and flavors will benefit from some cellaring making the wine more luscious. This wine will age exceptionally well for 15-20 more years. Unfined/Unfiltered

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