• Behrens The Collector 2013 94+

    Behrens The Collector 2013

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    94pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate:  "The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon the Collector, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petite Sirah and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot, reminds me of a big, rich Petite Sirah. That explains the 30% of that variety, but it seems to dominate the blend. Beautiful blueberry and black raspberry fruit, extremely extracted and rich, but not rustic by any means, this is a big, dense, pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-wall black/purple red wine to drink over the next 20-25 years. Drink date: 2016 - 2041

    As always, it is great a pleasure to taste the wines of Les Behrens and his flock of wine enthusiasts high on Spring Mountain. They have done innovative work from the beginning, and although they had an almost career-killing problem with plastic corks early on, that is ancient history. Today, they are on a consistent course of high-quality and innovative blends delivering beautiful fruit and pleasure. No doubt the philosophy is based on Les’s restaurant background to deliver pleasure and to eliminate all of the BS that frequently goes with elitist wine talk. It goes without saying that most of the labels are works of art in themselves, often goofy/spooky and at the same time funny and thought-provoking."  Dec 2016

    Winery:  "Deep and saturated purple/black in color, the 2013 Collector is cloaked in a savory earthiness. Notes of dried herbs and licorice meld with hints of buttered toast and blackberry jam. Ripe, grippy tannins are tamed by the rich, sweet cherry and plum compote flavors. Broad and expansive on the finish, we find this wine to be approachable now, and suspect it will not be sitting on a shelf collecting dust for long!  257 cases produced."

    Bottle:
    750ml, cork
    Varietal: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petit Sirah, 10% Petite Verdot, 10% Merlot 
    Region: Napa Valley, California