JD94 Ripe black cherries, dusty earth, new leather, violets, and hints of leafy herbs all emerge from the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Cemetery. It’s a fleshy, sexy 2017 with terrific tannins, medium to full body, notable purity, and a great finish. This classy, brilliant 2017 can be drunk today or cellared for 15-20 years.
VIN94 The 2017 Cemetery emerges from a top site in the center of St. Helena. Deep, rich and powerful, the Cemetery shows all the pedigree this site is capable of. Inky and yet structured with notes of dark, brooding fruit, gravel, licorice, spice and menthol, the 2017 has so much to offer..
Estate Notes: This is our 15th bottling from this spectacular site in St Helena. The color is saturated and a vibrantly dark garnet. Baking spice and graham cracker, anise, violet and citrus peel notes are distinct on the nose while flavors of dark chocolate and tobacco are wrapped up in the plush tannins and resolve in an earthy, long finish with plum and tobacco notes. Great structure and texture are hallmarks from this site, and the 2017 really delivers. As always, the Cemetery is hauntingly remarkable. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 185 cases produced
Behrens Family Winery is a boutique winery in the truest sense. Owned by Les Behrens and Lisa Drinkward, who’ve made wine under the Behrens & Hitchcock label since 1993, Behrens Family Winery produces small lots of six or seven wines a year at its winery perched high on top of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley. Each wine is a low tech labor of love: crushed into one-ton T-bins, punched down by hand, gently transferred to barrel, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. One only has to look at Les and Lisa’s hands during harvest to know their wines are truly “hand-crafted.” The couple also gravitates toward small, interesting and low-yielding vineyard sites, working with growers who they know, like and trust, and who are as obsessive about quality as they are. For Les and Lisa, it’s all about letting the vineyards steal the show, and allowing the wines to speak for themselves.