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Behrens & Hitchcock Merlot Oakville 2002

External Review by JJ Buckley Fine Wines:

The 2002 Merlot Fortuna Vineyard emerges from an Oakville vineyard situated north of Rudd Estate. This superb effort displays a big, thick, juicy, black cherry and currant-scented perfume with hints o... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2002 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot Fortuna Vineyard 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

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Vintage: 1999 04/15/2008

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

The 2002 Merlot Fortuna Vineyard emerges from an Oakville vineyard situated north of Rudd Estate. This superb effort displays a big, thick, juicy, black cherry and currant-scented perfume with hints o... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2002 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot Fortuna Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 10/15/2009

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2001 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 01/16/2009

A sturdy, rich, intense and concentrated wine, with elaborate cedary oak wrapped around dense currant, mineral, licorice and black berry, finishing with detailed tannins and a long, complex aftertaste. Best from 2005 through 2012. 213 cases made. &#8... Wine Spectator. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2001 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot Fortuna Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 09/24/2010

Medium ruby. Superripe flavors of crushed black raspberry, blueberry, blackberry and bitter chocolate. Supersweet, large-scaled and rich, with the sucrosity of the better 2001s. Boasts robust, pure fruit and a strong flavor of maraschino cherry. Fini... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2001 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 01/16/2009

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 2001 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot Las Amigas Vineyard 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 1998 01/16/2009

Smooth and spicy, an elegant, understated style with well-focused flavors of spicy currant, raspberry and black cherry. Best from 2002 through 2010. 442 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Merlot wine from California in USA. 1998 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot Fortuna Vineyard 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 1998 01/16/2009

A Merlot wine from California in USA. 1998 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot 750ml



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