Ehlers Estate Cabernet Franc 2019
|California, Napa Valley, St Helena
Youthfully tight and grippy, this wine shows a tremendous amount of complexity and structure. Red currant, crushed rock and a hint of tobacco accent the full-bodied intensity and integrated oak, with plenty of room for development in the cellar. Best enjoyed 2029-2034.
Dark and winey, offering a nice well of cassis and plum puree notes carried by a very fine-grained structure, with pretty violet and sweet tobacco hints on the finish. This has a bit of toast to shed, so give it a touch of cellaring. Solidly built. Best from 2023 through 2032.