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Ehlers Estate

Ehlers Estate Ehlers Estate is rich in the history of Napa Valley. The Callejomano band of the Wappo people were the first inhabitants to enjoy the bounty of the Estate. They traded widely in obsidian, a black volcanic glass indigenous to the area and highly prized as a material for tool making. In the early part of the 19th century Mexican settlers led by General Mariano Vallejo established themselves in the area. Stewardship of the Estate then passed to an English physician named Edward Turner Bale, who had married Vallejo's niece, and was awarded a 17,000 acre land grant in 1841. Pioneer immigration into the Napa Valley was in full swing by 1848. Most of the newcomers were farmers who came to purchase and work the land. One such landowner was Reverend Theodore Lyman from Trinity Episcopal Church in San Francisco. He purchased the Estate from Florentine Kellogg, the metalworker whom Bale had hired to construct a grist mill (now known as the Bale Grist Mill, part of the California state park system). Kellogg, who had been paid in land by Bale, sold a portion to Lyman before leaving to pan for gold in the Sierra Nevada. Lyman, who saw the potential for wine production, was called to be bishop of North Carolina, and he passed the land on to his son, W.W. Lyman.

From Napa follow Highway 29 North. Pass through the town of St. Helena. About 2 miles north of St. Helena, turn right on Ehlers Lane. Look for our sign on Highway 29. Follow Ehlers Lane to the end to the old stone building. The tasting room is located downstairs, through the arched doorway on the west side of the building. Parking is in front of the building.

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3222 Ehlers Lane, St. Helena, CA, US, 94574 Email:
Phone: 707-963-5972 Web:
Fax: 707-963-7512
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  2002 Delta Cabernet Reserve
Our Cabernet Sauvignon grapes are grown in the rich, dark, sandy soil on our Delta island ranch. : The island is surrounded by rivers and located between San Francisco and Lodi. : Because of our warm California sun and cool breezes from the San Francisco bay, Ehlers Family Winery is able to grow premium grapes for the creation of our rich Delta Cabernet Sauvignon. : So the next time you’re craving a cabernet full of fruit, look for the label with the yellow delta cab.
  2002 Lodi Cabernet Sauvignon
As our youngest winemaker says, "this wine is the bomb". We've found that this exciting, fuity wine, is a "bigger" wine and the next step up from our 2000 Cabernet. It's a favorite among men and women alike.
  2002 Merlot
At the first taste... a symphony of fruits explode upon the palate, complimenting the soft oak flavor. Because this wine is so enjoyable by itself or with your favorite beef, pork, lamb or pasta dish the appreciation of this limited production, hard to find wine, finds it flying off the shelves (Very limited cases left)!
  2002 Porto
This dark, rich, deep fruitful port, has the velvety quality comparing it to other more expensive ports at a fraction of the price. Wonderful to sip before or after your meals. For an elegant, quick dessert pour over a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and garnish with frozen berries or by accompanying your favorite, decadent, chocolate dessert!! See our award for this wine...
  2002 Woodbridge Cabernet
Sauvignon This is our "Man's Cab", but the women are crazy for it too. The fruit flavors are much more intense and the smoky aromas remind us of sweet hickory smoke when lingering around a campfire.....this cabernet just gets better and better the longer it's in the bottle (Very limited cases left)!!!
  2002 Zinfandel
This wine has a soft, fruity nose, with the palate experiencing the taste of berries, such as black berries, subtle tannins and acidity, and finishing with a hint of white pepper. You’ll not find the heavy jam taste when delighting in each delicious glass!! These wines are created from our premium grapes grown in the dark, rich, sandy soil of our delta island ranch in Lodi. All this makes for a fantastic Ehlers Family Zinfandel (Very limited cases left)!!!
  2003 Chardonnay
This chardonnay has acquired the flavors from our delta island ranch. Along with its dry, crisp, fruity flavors you’ll find a finish leaving you with the toasty aromas of popcorn!!
  2003 Verdelho
We are one of 3 known US wineries to make this rare and unique wine. Taken from our vines, obtained from the island of Madeira off Portugal, we’ve created a white wine with an intense, crisp, citrus fruit taste, creaminess from our short term barrel aging and finishing with the aromas of toasted sunflower seeds. Try this wine in a large pitcher filled with fresh citrus fruit and ice! This wine will not be around for long!! See our award for this wine...
  Estate Cabernet Franc
This wine is rich and plush with a delicate bouquet and a classy texture. The aromas consist of rose petals, blueberry, exotic spice, and currants. A generous mouthful of black cherry and licorice, mingle with earth, coffee and cedar flavors. Our Cab Franc finishes with fine acidity and seamless tannins. This is a multi-dimensional wine with graceful balance.
  Korte Ranch Zinfandel
Our debut Zinfandel from the Korte Ranch is a classic. The fruit and extraction are very concentrated and intense while maintaining great balance. There are delightful aromatics including white pepper, black cherry, rhubarb, and dried sage. The mouth is filled with a blast of rich fruit led by zesty boysenberry, spice, and mineral-edged plum. The intricate finish is a blend of mixed wild berries, maple, and slightly creamy oak. Tannins are full-bodied, ripe and luscious bringing one back for more.
  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Our Cabernet Sauvignon is the workhorse of the Estate. This wine is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot and reflects the variety of clone and rootstock combinations that we grow on our 39 acres. This 2003 vintage is a youthful, forward and complex Cabernet Sauvignon. The wine has an attractive dark ruby color, with aromas of black cherry, cassis, anise and earthy notes. The luscious core of fruit is intense, elegant and finely balanced. Mixed berries, plum, mocha and spice burst on the mid-palate and mesh into the velvety flavors of cocoa, dark currant and maple that make up the finish.
  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
The wine’s deep red and purple color gives way to aromas of black cherry, blackberries, cedar, dried herbs, leather and tobacco. This medium, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon has flavors of currant, licorice, earth and florest floor with a powerful, lingering tannic finish showing great structure and acidity. This estate fruit was hand sorted and gently crushed into tank to cold soak for 48 hours to extract fruit flavors and deep, rich color. Fermentation went for 14 days and the wine was left for extended masceration (grape skin contact) for an additional week. After a light pressing to preserve elegence, the wine went into 100% French oak barrels. The wine was racked every 6 months and then aged for 21 months in 60% new oak and lightly filtered just prior to bottling.
  Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich and luscious from start to finish, with layers of blackberry, clove and sweet leather that lead the very complex aromatics. Hints of rosemary and chocolate follow shortly behind. The dense and concentrated mid- palate is filled with black cherry, cedar and ripe plum. The balanced acid structure delivers a finish that is harmonious, rich and smooth, with a lingering aftertaste of juicy cassis and creamy maple.
  Napa Valley Merlot
Our Estate Merlot is one of the key components in our Cabernet Sauvignon blend. However, it's just too good to keep in a supporting role! The structure and texture of our Merlot will delight fans of big, California wines. The 2003 Merlot was fermented and extracted to bring out a weight, density and concentration not normally associated with Merlot. The nose is complex with black cherry, cola and brown sugar leading the way. The dense, mid-palate is laced with blackberries, cedar and mocha notes. The finish is long and generous, leaving hints of black tea, currant and plummy chocolate.
  Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc
From the earliest harvest in Napa Valley history we present this juicy and complex Sauvignon Blanc. Aromatics of mineral, kiwi and perfume guide you thru a long and intense fruit packed finish. Concentrated and dense mid-palate contrasted by layers of bright citrus, flowers, vanilla, cream and maple. Crisp and refreshing from start through the finish.
  St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 1886
2003 St. Helena Cabernet Sauvignon 1886 The Cabernet Sauvignon 1886 is our flagship wine. Each vintage, we craft the bottling of this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon by choosing the vineyard blocks that best express the flavor profile of the Estate. The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon 1886 is seductive, with a rich, supple texture and concentrated black cherry, mocha and plum flavors. The finish is a complex layering of currant, earthy spice and leather that lingers along with the lusurious, fine tannins.


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