2003 Behrens & Hitchcock - Old Gravelly 750ml

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley/ Red / Proprietary Blend
2003 Behrens & Hitchcock - Old Gravelly
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($85; a Bordeaux blend based on 48% cabernet sauvignon and 47% cabernet franc; 15.4% alcohol) Medium ruby-red. Musky aromas of redcurrant, chocolate mint, licorice and violet. Dense and sweet but a bit aggressive with alcohol. Concentrated but somewhat rustic in style, with a suggestion of cough medicine. Finishes with big, rough tannins.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 126

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Score: 96
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/30/2011
Boy this has evolved beautifully. Moderate, but not overly intense fruit, lush tannin, great finish. Classic.

About This Producer


The husband and wife duo of Lisa Drinkward and Les Behrens got their start with their award-winning restaurant, Folie Douce in Arcata, California. When loyal clientele Joe Bob Hitchcock and his wife Lily learned of Les' thoughts of winemaking, the couple decided to put up some capital to join him in his endeavor. The first 175 cases were produced in 1993, and grew to 750 over the next three years. In 1997, the vineyard moved from Arcata to Napa Valley, where Behrens & Hitchcock eventually decided to purchase acreage on Spring Mountain. The team worked hard to produce its first single-vineyard wines during the 1999 harvest. Today the winery is seemingly an overnight success, producing single-lot Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Petite Syrah of outstanding quality.

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