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Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017. 101 Barrels

Cabernet Sauvignon, 2017. 101 Barrels

Item #: N0520R1DC
Vintage: 2017
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard/Appellation: Napa Valley, California
Color: Very Dense
Nose: Black Currant, Blackberry
Palate: Layers of Dense Fruit
Finish: Extracted, Medium Tannins
Rating: 97
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2030/Red Meat, Game/13.9% Alcohol by Volume
Availability: Out of Stock
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We are very excited to bring you yet another incredible wine from the Ehlers Family. The story of this wine is beautifully told on the back label of the bottle, and we encourage you to read it.

The Ehlers story began 100 years ago. Herman Ehlers started in the wine business as a teenager in Lodi. Prohibition had just begun, so he was busy helping make "sacramental wine." As we've pointed out in the past, the sacraments were never more critical than during prohibition.

Walter was a smart and resourceful soul and, after Prohibition, stuck around the wine business for the rest of his life. While he was fond of his wine from Lodi, he had no qualms of venturing out into other areas to see what else was on the canvas.

Today the Ehlers name is carried on by his grandson, Steven, whose sense of curiosity and wonder is as deep as his grandfather's. A lot of areas make Cabernet Sauvignon, many of them excellent. But, Napa has a reputation, and it's hard to argue. That fact is not lost on Steven Ehlers.

Ours is a classic blend of hillside and mountain grapes, upping the ante for the old proverb of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts. The hillside grapes provide the lush mouthfeel while the mountain grapes the structure and tannin. Together they're a blockbuster combination of power and elegance to power through charred meat or wild game.