Red

2008 Ehlers Estate Merlot St. Helena

Merlot

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > St. Helena
Drink between 2011 - 2016
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • Rich S Likes this wine: (91 points)

    May 4, 2013 - Bright crimson color. Great nose of black cherry, red currant, pepper, sweet spices and pipe tobacco and a touch of charred oak. Similar flavors on the palate with ripe dark red fruits joined with a bit of peppery spice and some nice milk chocolate and sweet oak notes on the finish. Medium acid and tannins, smooth mouthfeel and enjoyable finish. Consistently one of my favorite merlots from California year after year.

  • CK6865 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    February 8, 2013 - Decanted for 1 hour , nice pour , a very nice merlot, not great , but for the price pt. very good, served with pasta went great.

  • CK6865 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 26, 2012 - Popped and poured , nice wine had with ham on xmas night, matched well, overall for a merlot and price point a very nice wine

  • pkbackman wrote: (89 points)

    July 31, 2012 - I thought this was quite good for what it was...a big oak, fruit driven Merlot. It tasted a little like caramel popcorn, drizzled with black raspberry sauce. If you are not looking for that...stay away

  • S. Pedaler wrote: (86 points)

    April 30, 2012 - Purchased at winery. Not extremely complex, but pleasant to drink. Blueberry, vanilla, and hazelnut tastes come through. Wine has a longer finish after breathing a bit.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Ehlers Estate
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 91 (67%)
  • Consumed 45 (33%)

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