Monday, January 7, 2008

2001 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon (USA, California, Napa Valley)

1/7/2008: Deep garnet color. Nice cassis filled nose with red cherries. The palate has some deep red fruits, wonderful currant. Crème de cassis. The mouth feel is a bit disjointed; the acid level is all over the place and the tannins have a bit of an edge. There is an elevated alcohol level as well. I wish this lived up to my expectations, as the last 7 or 8 were wonderful. Air helped most of its woes, but the alcohol remained high. Maybe a wayward bottle? Maybe drying up. (86/100)