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Behrens & Hitchcock Merlot Napa Valley 2003

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

Good ruby. Blueberry, blackberry, black cherry, graphite, minerals and licorice on the nose. Juicier and fresher than the Alder Springs merlo t, if a bit less complex. Black fruit and dark chocolate flavors offer good definition and intensity. Rather... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2003 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot 750ml

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Behrens & Hitchcock Winery:
A basement, in Humboldt County, outfitted with just two dairy tanks, was the humble beginning of our winery. Of this tiny, dug out space, Les assured Joe Bob that, “We have all the room we will ever need.” However, the roots of Behrens & Hitchcock are found in Folie Douce, the award-winning restaurant Lisa Drinkward and Les Behrens launched in 1991 in Arcata, California. While Lisa was develop... Read more
A basement, in Humboldt County, outfitted with just two dairy tanks, was the humble beginning of our winery. Of this tiny, dug out space, Les assured Joe Bob that, “We have all the room we will ever need.” However, the roots of Behrens & Hitchcock are found in Folie Douce, the award-winning restaurant Lisa Drinkward and Les Behrens launched in 1991 in Arcata, California. While Lisa was developing an incredible, French-inspired menu, Les was busy cultivating a superb wine list and cellar which eventually received the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. In the course of creating the wine list, Les met many winemakers and received encouragement from several to begin making his own wine. The idea, which seemed almost nonsensical at first, quickly began to take root in Les’ mind. Read less
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External Reviews for Behrens & Hitchcock Merlot Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/14/2011

Good ruby. Blueberry, blackberry, black cherry, graphite, minerals and licorice on the nose. Juicier and fresher than the Alder Springs merlo t, if a bit less complex. Black fruit and dark chocolate flavors offer good definition and intensity. Rather... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2003 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2000 02/16/2011

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2000 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2000 02/14/2011

While not humongous, the 2000 Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard (344 cases of an 87% Merlot/13% Cabernet Sauvignon blend that achieved 14.9% alcohol) is rich and sweet, with gorgeous floral, blueberry, an... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2000 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard 750ml




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