2010 Ehlers Estate St. Helena Merlot
*Editors' Choice* Ehlers is one of those Napa wineries that flies below the radar, but insiders get it. This Merlot, which comes from the St. Helena estate, is dry and tannic, yet shows the sensual softness you want in Merlot, with sweet tiers of cherries, red currants, mocha and spicy persimmons.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The juicy, sexy, well-made 2010 Merlot (97% Merlot and 3% Cabernet Franc) reveals an attractive dark ruby/purple color in addition to notes of mocha, berry fruit and spice, a generous, opulent mouthfeel and a heady finish.
Focused and structured, with currant and toasted herb aromas and balanced flavors of black cherry, pencil lead and spice. Drink now through 2017. 950 cases made.