2006 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon '1886'

A rich and complex wine, perfect to pair with any holiday feast.


Photo courtesy of Ehlers Estate

The holidays are a nostalgic time, and nothing brings memories flooding back like a good movie. For some, it’s White Christmas; for others, It’s A Wonderful Life does it. For me, How The Grinch Stole Christmas has no equal. All those Whos in Whoville had their priorities right and were able to teach that mean old Grinch a thing or two about the true meaning of Christmas.

So, if you’re serving some rare Who Roast Beast this holiday, there is nothing better to bring out the flavor than a good Cabernet Sauvignon. And, in keeping with the spirit of giving, I would suggest taking it up a notch. Thus, I selected the 2006 Ehlers Estate Cabernet Sauvignon “1886” ($49.99 at Fine Wines & Good Spirits).

First created in 2002, Ehlers harvests 100-percent organically grown grapes for this estate bottling. Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Petit Verdot are blended in to produce a rich and powerful wine true to the St. Helena terroir. Aged in 100-percent French Oak, this wine shows unusual depth and complexity for a wine of this vintage. There are loads of dark fruit, toffee and chocolate, firm structure, and a velvety, long finish.

Add this to your holiday spread, and your heart will grow three times that day.

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