Ehlers Estate

2017 Cabernet Franc
St. Helena

2019 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 23 | Lot No. 65
Vintage

2017

Ehlers Estate

Cabernet Franc
St. Helena

5 cases produced

Highlights

  • 100% Cabernet Franc from Ehlers’ organic estate vineyard, which produces wines of great distinction
  • Your wine is unfined, unfiltered and is aging in 100% new French oak
  • Located in the north end of St. Helena, the vineyard is composed of very shallow, gravelly loam soils
  • The wine comes from one of our front blocks, planted in 1995: Clone 1 over 3309C rootstock

The grapes for this 100 percent Cabernet Franc were grown on our organic estate located in St. Helena. The soils on our estate are very shallow, gravelly loam, perfect for these 23-year-old vines. This one-of-a-kind wine is dark ruby in color with hints of earthy, mineral and floral notes but topped with intense flavors of dark berry fruit; full bodied with long concentrated flavors and long velvety finish. This wine is unfined, unfiltered and has been in aged in 100 percent new French oak, leading to a well-balanced finish, with aromas of chocolate, mocha and sweet spices.


Wine Facts

  • Wine is unfiltered
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Organically produced (also commonly called "organically grown")
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Laura Díaz Muñoz

Winemaker, Ehlers Estate

Winemaker, Laura Díaz Muñoz

Born in Spain, Laura grew up sharing sips of wine with her father while watching the fishing boats during their family vacations in the North of Spain. Her first sip of Albariño solidified her love of wines and her first winemaking internship solidified her future as a winemaker. After completing her post graduate degree in enology at the Polytechnic University of Madrid Laura started her career in La Mancha and worked in different wine regions in Spain. A few years later, Laura left Spain and traveled to New Zealand and Chile learning as much as she could about winemaking and the influence of terroir in different wine regions. Finally, Laura took a job in the Napa Valley. For over a decade Laura has been making wine in the Napa Valley as the Associate Winemaker for Cardinale, Lokoya, Mt Brave, La Jota and Galerie. She joined Ehlers Estate in July of 2018 and is excited to continue the legacy of this special property

Country born: Spain

Years in the wine industry: 10-15 years

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