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1999 Behrens Family Kenefick Ranch Cuvée Reserve

  • 96 WA
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 44411-1999-1500

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    (15.9% alcohol) Saturated medium ruby. Slightly rustic, porty aromas of blackberry, violet, leather, bitter chocolate and menthol. Thick, sweet and fairly smooth, but a bit alcoholic and inelegant despite its big, chewy fruit. Really outscaled wine. Finishes with big, tongue-dusting tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2002
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    An incredible effort is the 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Vineyard, located in the northern end of Napa Valley, not far from Araujo's Eisele Vineyard. The wine exhibits an opaque purple color, and a gorgeous nose of blueberry and cassis fruit, intermixed with melted licorice, mineral, and smoke. Sweet and unctuously-textured on the attack, with full-bodied, powerful flavors that are remarkably harmonious, this Cabernet possesses a whopping degree of alcohol (about 15.9%) that is totally integrated and balanced. Look for this wine to evolve for 15 or more years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 79

    5 of 8 people at the table called this undrinkable. Overextracted, overoaked, cough medicine. I don't think this was flawed, it just was far from our taste. My first taste of a B&H wine and I surely will not be a future purchaser. The color was fine, but after that it had no redeeming features whatsoever.
    Author: grapist
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 120 bottles owned
  • 39 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 79
    (Out of 39 collectors)