Ehlers Estate Portrait Red Blend 2019
|California, Napa Valley, St Helena
This distinctive version is rich and ripe, as well as lively and zesty, with a burst of blueberry, raspberry and black currant flavors that mesh nicely with a vibrant set of sweet bay leaf, violet and sassafras notes. The fruit and savory sides race through the finish, where a subtle iron note emerges. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Best from 2023 through 2036.
This sleek Bordeaux-style wine aged in mostly new French barrels is easy to appreciate and will be versatile at the table. It supports bright red- and black-cherry flavors with moderate tannins and lively acidity for a refreshing mouthfeel.
A blend of mostly Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot, the 2019 Red Blend Portrait sports a deep purple hue to go with medium to full-bodied aromas and flavors of red and black fruits, chocolate, and leafy herbs. It's another balanced, rock-solid release from this estate.
The 2019 Red Blend Portrait is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and a touch of Petit Verdot. Bright floral notes, red plum fruit, mocha, cinnamon and new leather infuse the 2019 with quite a bit of depth. There is good freshness, too, which makes Portrait one of the more nuanced wines in this range of powerhouse reds.