• Behrens Cemetery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 95

    Behrens Cemetery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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    95pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    "This is one of my favorite wineries for full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal, delicious, well-made wines. While the names are whimsical, and often detract from the seriousness of the viticultural work and winemaking of Les Behrens and his wife, this is a serious operation dedicated to extraordinary high quality." ~ Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "One of my favorite Behrens cuvées year-in and year-out is their Cabernet Sauvignon Cemetery. From a vineyard adjacent to a cemetery, the dense ruby/purple-hued 2012 exhibits lots of crème de cassis, blueberry and raspberry notes, medium to full body, a gravelly terroir character, and a full-bodied, opulent finish. This is a glorious, potentially complex Cabernet Sauvignon that prove to be long-lived. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. Drink:  2014-2029.

    This is one of my favorite wineries for full-throttle, pedal-to-the-metal, delicious, well-made wines. While the names are whimsical, and often detract from the seriousness of the viticultural work and winemaking of Les Behrens and his wife, this is a serious operation dedicated to extraordinary high quality. The fact that Les Behrens hailed from the restaurant business always drove his vision to produce wines that were simply “delicious.” And delicious they are. These are not would-be shrines or for agenda-driven tasters looking for oxidized, thin, emaciated and sadistic-tasting wines. These are barroque! We should all be thankful that Behrens has never deviated from his mission. In a wine world that can sometimes trend toward arrogant and elitist, this is one place that offers a joyride with no pretension, but with great quality. Let’s hope Les and Lisa Behrens never change. Oct 2014

    Winery: "This marks our tenth vintage of Cemetery, and our tenth time of trying to avoid making puns about this name, but it’s just too much fun with this dark and other-worldly beauty. The wine offers aromas of coffee, black fruits and wonderful notes of sweet jam on buttered toast. It has mocha, blueberry, allspice and a great bramble-blackberry finish that goes on forever. You could say it just won't die! This wine will age well."

    Bottle:
    750ml
    Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
    Alcohol %:
    14.2
    Region: Napa Valley, California