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Behrens & Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville 2002

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95 points Robert Parker: 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. (Feb 2005)

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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 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Ink Grade is a blockbuster in the making. A balls-to-the-walls wine with huge tannin, fruit, extract, and ripeness, it manages to taste reasonably well-balanced. The finish is to die for. There is plenty of tannin, but as ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Behrens and Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Ink Grade 750ml


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

A new offering, the 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Herrick Vineyard exhibits Howell Mountain's floral, blueberry style with big texture, high tannin, and loads of concentration. Slightly more restrained than the typical B and H offering, this impressiv... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2002 Behrens and Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Herrick Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 02/14/2011

Readers seeking a liqueur of black currants in a Cabernet-based wine should check out the 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Dr. Crane Vineyard...it boasts fabulous texture as well as richness. Dense and full-bodied, it will age effortlessly for 15+ years. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Behrens and Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Dr Crane Vineyard 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 09/30/2010

The 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville is a compelling effort. There are 245 cases of this 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Merlot blend. Sweet notes of creme de cassis intermixed with licorice, pipe smoke, and toasty new oak gush from the glass of this ... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Behrens and Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


External Review
Vintage: 2000 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
Vintage: 2000 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
Vintage: 2000 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.


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95 points Robert Parker: 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. (Feb 2005)

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