Behrens & Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena Left Blank 2004
A deep, black/red color graces the glass, as the nose announces itself from a distance. Earthy scents of the dark forest floor blend with aromas and flavors of meat grilling with sage and mushrooms. The flavors are explosive and add dark fruits, cherry and cocoa to this new wine. The mouthfeel is lush, yet bright and has great balance. A long finish of plum and lavender is your "just desserts".
The 2004 Left Blank is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. With an alcohol content of 15.6%, this wine packs a punch of smoothness! it exhibits hints of minerals, new saddle leather, graphite, and smoke. Rich, full-bodied, and superbly concentrated with a seamless integration of wood, acidity, alcohol, and tannin. The mouthfeel is lush, yet bright and has great balance. Long smotth finsh. This is one of my favorite wines.