Today’s Quick Sip is the Ehlers Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc. Ehlers Estate is situated just north of the town of St. Helen in Napa County and specializes in Bordeaux-inspired varietal wines, all grown on their historic 42-acre vineyard. The property is bio-dynamically farmed and 100% certified organic. A non-interventionist approach is employed in the cellar to craft estate-grown wines that best reflect the unique characteristics of the vintage and site.
I recently poured this wine for #SauvBlanc Day, a Twitter event celebrating the noble grape variety, and it was one of the shining stars. It also served as an eye-opener of sorts for a few friends of mine. When this crowd hears Sauvignon Blanc, they usually gravitate towards Bordeaux, the Loire Valley, and Marlborough, NZ – all regions that make some very delicious examples – to satisfy their drinking needs. But in recent years, I’ve mixed Napa Valley into my Sauvignon Blanc rotation and have found a number of sleek, racy, and fresh examples with waves of vibrant fruit flavors. Many have remarkable versatility at the table and are just as good to drink on their own whilst relaxing on the deck, patio, or poolside. The recently released 2015 from Ehlers Estate is the perfect addition to your warm weather sipping rotation. For further information on this Sauvignon Blanc, please see my tasting notes below.
|Ehlers Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc|
Ehlers Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc (SRP $28): Made using bio-dynamically farmed, 100% certified organic grapes, this single-vineyard, medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc pours a pale straw color. It is crisp, pure and fresh in style with a lovely finesse. Enticing aromas and flavors of orchard fruit and citrus blossom mingle with notes of sea air and white flowers. In the mouth, it’s nicely textured with an attractive fleshiness that’s propped up by a spine of bright acidity. Overall, this is a delightful wine that will make you want a second glass. Its welcoming raciness and vibrancy matches very well with many types of cuisine. Approximately 1,170 cases of this wine were produced. Region: St. Helena, Napa Valley, California. Other info: ABV 13.2%, native yeast fermentation, stainless steel and neutral French oak, no ML, 6 months sur lie, cork enclosure. Click here to find this wine.
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