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Behrens & Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2000

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

The charming, seductive, accessible 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Ink Grade (300 cases of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc) exhibits aromas and flavors of bitter chocolate, new saddle leather, cassis, blackberries, coffee, and tobacco leaf. Th... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2000 Behrens and Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Ink Grade 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

External Reviews for Behrens & Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

The charming, seductive, accessible 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Ink Grade (300 cases of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Cabernet Franc) exhibits aromas and flavors of bitter chocolate, new saddle leather, cassis, blackberries, coffee, and tobacco leaf. Th... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2000 Behrens and Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Ink Grade 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2010

...orgeous aromas of acacia flowers mixed with licorice, creme de cassis, smoke, and minerals. It is ripe, full-bodied, and sweet. This is a terrific example from this vintage. Supple tannin and admirable fleshiness... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2000 Behrens and Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Bright medium ruby. Medicinal black cherry, crushed blueberry, cocoa powder and violet on the nose, along with a faint Cabernet Franc-like weediness. Then youthful and primary, with sweet black fruit, violet and bitter chocolate flavors complicated by good herbal cut. A firm-edged, persistent wine that shows lively acids on the finish.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
01/09/2013

The charming, seductive, accessible 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon Ink Grade exhibits aromas and flavors of bitter chocolate, new saddle leather, cassis, blackberries, coffee, and tobacco leaf. This medium-bodied, soft, luscious and seductive wine will drink well for 10andndash;12 years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Good full ruby. Black fruits, licorice and minerals on the nose; shows the porty surmaturité of many of the other 2002s from this winery but boasts a bit more lift than the kenefick bottling. Fat, sweet, large-scaled and full, with brooding, medicinal flavors of cassis and black cherry. This, too, is in a rather unrefined style. Finishes with big, dusty tannins.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon that rivals the Beckstoffer-To-Kalon cuvee in 2002, is the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Ink Grade, a 375-case lot of 91% Cabernet Sauvignon and 9% Merlot. Extraordinarily pure creme de cassis characteristics along with licorice, smoke, and mineral notes jump from the glass of this full-bodied red. With sensational levels of richness in addition to chocolatey espresso notes intermixed with black currant liqueur and blueberries, this beauty should age effortlessly for 15+ years.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Bright, saturated ruby. Pretty aromas of blackberry, violet and mint. Juicy, intensely flavored and bright, with intriguing mineral, licorice and mint notes. Highly aromatic and saline in the mouth. Finishes firmly tannic and very long, with a late note of bitter chocolate.



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