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Heavyweight Red Cabernet Sauvignon "Champ Big John" 2007

Member Review by jtryka:

You know I love wines with fun labels or quirky names, so what better wine than the "Heavyweight Red"? This one is quirky and it has a fun label with the "champs" Giant Jess and Bob the Bruiser about to square off. This one bills itself as a "luscious, big-tasting red" and it lives up to the promise. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% syrah and 10% Zinfandel hailing from Lodi, Calif., this wine is big and luscious. The nose of this wine gives an impression of leather and canvas, not unlike the mat you might be going down on after a slug from Bob the Bruiser, but then it gives way to hints of black cherry and ripe fruit. The taste is fruit forward as the playfulness of a Lodi zin softens the hard California Cab exterior. The smooth taste dances on your palette and ends the party with a long, graceful finish. This wine would feel at home with a variety of dishes, from grilled steaks to kielbasa and pierogis (guess what's for dinner!), or just relaxing on the patio of a cool spring evening. This one was also a wonderful bargain as I picked up a bottle locally for just $10.99! Overally, I like the quality, especially at the price, so I'd rate this one a comfortably 3.5, enjoy!

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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

Member Reviews for Heavyweight Red Cabernet Sauvignon "Champ Big John"

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Snooth User: jtryka
3127992,085
3.50 5
02/26/2012

You know I love wines with fun labels or quirky names, so what better wine than the "Heavyweight Red"? This one is quirky and it has a fun label with the "champs" Giant Jess and Bob the Bruiser about to square off. This one bills itself as a "luscious, big-tasting red" and it lives up to the promise. A blend of 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% syrah and 10% Zinfandel hailing from Lodi, Calif., this wine is big and luscious. The nose of this wine gives an impression of leather and canvas, not unlike the mat you might be going down on after a slug from Bob the Bruiser, but then it gives way to hints of black cherry and ripe fruit. The taste is fruit forward as the playfulness of a Lodi zin softens the hard California Cab exterior. The smooth taste dances on your palette and ends the party with a long, graceful finish. This wine would feel at home with a variety of dishes, from grilled steaks to kielbasa and pierogis (guess what's for dinner!), or just relaxing on the patio of a cool spring evening. This one was also a wonderful bargain as I picked up a bottle locally for just $10.99! Overally, I like the quality, especially at the price, so I'd rate this one a comfortably 3.5, enjoy!


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
4.00 5
04/11/2010

Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10


Snooth User: wineguider
553685121
4.00 5
09/28/2011

This wine is better than I thought it would be. For more, see http://bit.ly/nxOk6I



<p>This award-winning California red is a blend of oak aged Cabernet Sauvignon blended with Syrah and Zinfandel grapes. This bold weighty wine has blackberry and currant aromas and rich fruit flavors.</p>

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