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Behrens & Hitchcock Syrah Mendocino County Homage To Ed Oliveira Alder Springs Vineyard 2002

Member Review by Wendy:

This wine is consistently delicious from vintage to vintage. B & H manages to control these ripe berries, keeping the fruit qualities while avoiding a hot wine.

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Color: Red
Varietal: Syrah
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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

Member Reviews for Behrens & Hitchcock Syrah Mendocino County Homage To Ed Oliveira Alder Springs Vineyard

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Snooth User: Wendy
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Vintage: 2001 06/14/2007

This wine is consistently delicious from vintage to vintage. B & H manages to control these ripe berries, keeping the fruit qualities while avoiding a hot wine.


External Reviews for Behrens & Hitchcock Syrah Mendocino County Homage To Ed Oliveira Alder Springs Vineyard

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

...flavors of blackberries blueberries creosote and acacia flowers. Heady full-bodied and viscous with tremendous opulence as well as fleshy fruit this mind-blowing Syrah may be even better than my numerical rating suggests... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

...flavors of blackberries, blueberries, creosote, and acacia flowers. Heady, full-bodied, and viscous, with tremendous opulence as well as fleshy fruit, this mind-blowing Syrah may be even better than my numerical rating suggests... Robert Parker. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2002 Behrens and Hitchcock Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard Homage To Ed Oliveira 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 09/22/2010

...Slightly reduced aromas of roasted berries, violet, bacon fat, animal fur and dark chocolate. Concentrated, dense and sweet, with powerful flavors of blackberry, blueberry, dark chocolate and game. Finishes with strong torrefaction notes and excel... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Syrah wine from California in USA. 2001 Behrens and Hitchcock Syrah Alder Springs Vineyard Homage To Ed Oliveira 750ml



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