Ehlers Estate

2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 98


Ehlers Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena

5 cases produced

100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the highest point of our estate vineyard is our offering for Premiere Napa Valley 2012. Every year, the top of Block 4 supplies the core wine to our 1886 Cabernet, and this wine is assembled from a barrel selection from that lot. This is a particularly spicy and complex, full-bodied Cabernet with rich, velvety tannins, and a structure and balance befitting the best of our Ehlers Lane terroir.

Aging Process

Barrel aged 2 years in French Oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.71
  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Wine was dry farmed
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Kevin Morrisey

Winemaker, Ehlers Estate

Winemaker, Kevin Morrisey

I have been the winemaker at Ehlers Estate, responsible for all grape growing and winemaking, since the start of 2009. After internships at Domaine Carneros and Chateau Petrus, I joined the winemaking team at Stags' Leap Winery. In 2003 I was recruited by Tony Soter to serve as his winemaker and director of operations at Etude Wines. Two years later I was asked back to Stags' Leap to take over as head winemaker, where I enjoyed an instrumental role in further building the reputation of that historic property. In 2008, when the opportunity to make wines from the magnificent vineyards at Ehlers Estate was presented to me I leapt and never looked back!

Country born: United States

Education: MS Enology, UC Davis
Internship - Petrus
Internship - Domaine Carneros

Years in the wine industry: 15-20 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
My wines are balanced, structured, complex and faithful expressions of terroir. International style meets California sunshine. Sophisticated wines, big wines, ageworthy, never over-ripe, 100% estate, organic and biodynamic.

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Miner Family Winery 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 15
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