2009 The Heavyweight
Are we repeating ourselves? This wine floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee! With a name like The Heavyweight, one might expect a sucker punch, yet there is indisputable elegance to this champion. It is fragrant with lovely blue fruits, violets, crushed flowers and blackberries. The palate is highly refined with elements of Bing cherries, roses, figs and currants. The finish lingers with velvety tannins. This wine is built for the long haul.
- 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 10% Petit Verdot
256 cases produced
The Wine Advocate #204
December 2012 (93+ points) – Antonio Galloni
Drink: 2014 - 2024
The appropriately named 2009 Red Blend The Heavyweight captures the best of the Behrens house style. A big powerful wine, that nevertheless possesses dazzling structure, vibrancy and harmony, the 2008 impresses for its balance and total harmony. Blackberries, olives, spices, herbs, licorice, French oak and melted road tar all jump from the glass as this powerful, intense wine shows off its considerable personality. The Heavyweight is 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Verdot and 10% Cabernet Franc.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
May/June 2012 (91 points) – Stephen Tanzer
Good bright ruby-red. Blueberry, cocoa powder, licorice, graphite and sexy oak on the nose. Dense, pure and concentrated, with impressive creamy depth to the flavors of candied blackberry, cherry and minerals. Not hugely complex but a big, lush, nicely balanced mouthful showing some sexy Darnajou oak tones.