A rare and special event! Ehlers, unlike most wine clubs, only ships once per year (March 1). Yesterday we received our shipment as I expect many of you lovers of great Napa cabs will be as well.
A couple of interesting observations.
The first is the inclusion of a new blend called One Twenty Over Eighty that we had tasted last year at the harvest party. We look forward to this one, and look for a future review.
If you are a fan of bottle aesthetics then you’ll be happy to know they’ve included a 2006 “1886” in this shipment — the Ehlers flagship — complete with that unique etching and bottle design.
The included winemaker’s notes are printed on colorful, two-sided cardboard squares which we like.
I have high expectations for this Ehlers lot having enjoyed their wines tremendously in the past. A boutique winery with small production, I consider them a bit of a find, still unknown to larger numbers yet.
The final count: 5 red, 1 white. Here’s the breakdown:
- 2006 Cabernet Franc ($45)
- 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon ($45)
- 2006 Ehlers Estate One Twenty Over Eighty ($45)
- 2006 Merlot N.V. ($45)
- 2006 N.V. Cabernet Sauvignon “1886” ($95)
- 2008 Ehlers Estate Sauvignon Blanc ($25)