Dr. Crane Cuvée Napa Valley Beckstoffer Vineyard 2003

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The 2003 Kenefick Ranch Cuvee (a 400-case lot of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot) exhibits an inky/ruby/purple color al... Read more

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Behrens and Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch Cuvee Reserve 1500ml Read more

The 2002 Rudy's Cuvee (a 425-case blend of 44% Cabernet Franc, 37% Merlot, and 19% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a blockbuster in the making. Creme de cas... Read more

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/23/2010

The 2003 Kenefick Ranch Cuvee (a 400-case lot of 93% Cabernet Sauvignon and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot) exhibits an inky/ruby/purple color along with a gorgeous perfume of smoke, blueberry liqueur, creme de cassis, white chocolate, and espresso... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Behrens and Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch Cuvee Reserve 1500ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
01/17/2009

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2003 Behrens and Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch Cuvee Reserve 1500ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2002 02/14/2011

The 2002 Rudy's Cuvee (a 425-case blend of 44% Cabernet Franc, 37% Merlot, and 19% Cabernet Sauvignon) is a blockbuster in the making. Creme de cassis intermixed with flowers, espresso, and chocolate are offered in a full-bodied, remarkably eleg... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2002 Behrens and Hitchcock Rudy's Cuvee 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
Vintage: 2001 09/23/2010

...High in tannin and dense, with oodles of sweet black currant fruit intermixed with tobacco leaf, licorice, and spice box, it is an outrageous Bordeaux on steroids that should drink well between 2008-2020. Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2001 Behrens and Hitchcock Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch Cuvee Reserve 750ml


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Vintage: 2001 05/19/2011

Bright ruby-red. Aromas of crushed blackberry, raw cherry, licorice and tar. Lush black fruit and licorice flavors complicated by notes of leather and loam. Finishes with fairly soft tannins and a hint of nut skin. Doesn't quite have the verve for 90 points.


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Vintage: 2001 05/19/2011

The 2000 Cuvée Lola (a blend of 75% Cabernet Franc, 20% Merlot, and 5% Petit Verdot) is one of the vintage's superstars. It is thick and juicy, with great fruit, fabulously complex aromas (Asian spices, coffee, chocolate, black cherries, blackberries, and cassis), and a dense, vibrant (because of the high percentage of Cabernet Franc) personality, it gracefully conceals its 14.5% alcohol. Sadly, there are only 250 cases. My apologies to Bob Hitchcock and Les Behrens for writing a year and a half ago that this wine was named after their dead cat (that's the Ode to Picasso). As they reminded me, the Cuvée Lola honors "a live daughter." It should drink beautifully upon release, and over the following decade.


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Vintage: 2001 05/19/2011

A Bordeaux blend based on 75% Cabernet Franc. Good bright ruby. Supper ripe aromas of black fruits, chocolates, flowers, mint and pepper, with a distinct raisiny note. Very sweet and ripe, with distinctly porty tones of medicinal black cherry, dark berries and dark chocolate. The alcohol here is in the 16% range. A bit extreme to my taste and the tannins seem a bit dominant, but some tasters will love this style. This was much fresher when I tasted it in barrel last year. Drink this soon.


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