Gold Star Reviews Vol. 25 No. 11 Wine

Ehret 2017 Hillside Reserve Red Wine

Sonoma Bottle Ehret Red Wine HillSide 2017

Gold Star

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Congratulations to Ehret Winery for taking Best Of Show at Santé’s Wine & Spirits Competition with this elegant wine!  It is a blend of 74.1% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8.75% Petit Verdot, 8.48% Merlot, 4.38% Malbec, and 4.38% Cabernet Franc.  Grapes are sourced and hand-harvested from the Ehret Family’s estate Bavarian Lion Vineyards located in Knights Valley in Sonoma County.  The wine is aged for 18 months, 87.5% in new French oak barrels.

Nose:  Floral, earthy, red fruit, and baking spice
Palate:  Juicy notes of plum, berries, spice, and a touch of minerality.  It is beautifully balanced with a silky mouthfeel and long finish.
Alcohol: 15.5%
SRP: $95
Production:  50 cases

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Penny is a wine, spirits, food, and travel writer. Her sensory examination and evaluation of wine and food are noteworthy. Penny has a popular website called The WineKnitter that takes you with her to discover wine/spirits, travel, food, and culture worldwide. She began her serious foray into the world of wine in the early 1980s, where she was part of three very successful family-owned restaurants in NYC and "cut her teeth,” so to speak, with wines such as Petrus, Chateau Margaux, Chateau Haut Brion, Cristal, etc. Penny has an extensive presence on many social media sites, and her education is ongoing with wine seminars, wine tastings, and culinary delights from around the world. She studied at the Wine & Spirits Education Trust, completed WSET Level 2 Certification with Distinction, and is continuing with Level 3, advanced certification in wine. Penny is a member of The Wine Media Guild.

2 comments on “Ehret 2017 Hillside Reserve Red Wine

  1. Pingback: Preparing for Celebrations – Santé Magazine

  2. Thank you, Penny! We are excited about the Best of Show award and looking forward to prominently displaying the trophy in our tasting room. Cheers!

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