The Road Les Traveled II
This is our second offering of this non-vintage wine. It is fat and lush with ripe plums and earthy, cedary notes. Flavors of black cherry and sassafras are forward in this plush, seductive and balanced wine. We like to think of this as the wine equivalent of comfort food and are excited to have this in our repetoire. This is a serious wine, but one you still can afford to open on a Tuesday night.
- 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot, 12% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc, 5% Tempranillo
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
May/June 2013 (90 points) – Stephen Tanzer
Good bright red-ruby. Lively aromas of black cherry and cassis lifted by violet. Sweet, broad and spicy, with moderate depth and excellent balance to its dark berry flavors. Nicely integrated bright acidity. Finishes with a fine dusting of tannins. (Made from what Behrens describes as "left-over barrels of wine" from the 2010, 2009 and 2008 vintages.)