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Behrens & Hitchcock Merlot Dry Creek Valley 1997

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

My notes indicate I tasted a 1997 Merlot Napa, that will probably be bottled separately, rather than blended with Oakville Merlot. This example revealed a more chocolatey, coffee, creme brulee character than the Oakville cuvee, in addition to full bo... Robert Parker. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 1997 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

External Reviews for Behrens & Hitchcock Merlot Dry Creek Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/16/2009

My notes indicate I tasted a 1997 Merlot Napa, that will probably be bottled separately, rather than blended with Oakville Merlot. This example revealed a more chocolatey, coffee, creme brulee character than the Oakville cuvee, in addition to full bo... Robert Parker. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 1997 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot 750ml



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