($50; a cabernet sauvignon-based Bordeaux blend that also includes 7% syrah) Full ruby-red. Musky smoke and tobacco on the nose. Supple and open-knit, with a slight rusticity to the flavors of plum, redcurrant, mocha and leather. The musky quality continues in the mouth. Finishes slightly dry-edged.
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: May/June 2010
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88
Serves up a mix of loamy earth, dried herb and currant and tobacco-cedary notes that are full-bodied, tannic and spicy. A little offbeat but appealing. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Syrah and Cabernet Franc.
Pure, opaque purple color. Cassis and lead pencil on the nose. Good structure; balanced tannin and acidity. Juicy wine with medium body and finish. I have never tasted a Behrens Family wine that was austere in any way. This was typically delicious and easy to drink.