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Behrens Family Winery The Collector 2010

Behrens Family Winery The Collector 2010

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The second vintage of The Collector is an intriguing blend of some of our favorite varietals, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. Aromas of candied orange peel, cedar resin, cigar ash and molasses are complimented by flavors of dark chocolate, dusty blackberry and hints of grilled steak. This wine has a gorgeous texture and body, all wrapped up in firm but velvety tannins.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Behrens Family Winery
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Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Red Blend The Collector is drop-dead beautiful. The significant presence of Cabernet Franc gives the Collector a level of aromatic nuance and delineation that is rare in Napa Valley wines. Dark plums, cherries, cloves, cinnamon, scorched earth and incense all come together in this voluptuous, inviting red. Hints of violets, licorice and tobacco linger on the super-ripe, racy finish. A delicious, entry-level red, the Collector will drink nicely upon release and for at least a handful of years beyond. The Collector is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, 20% Petite Sirah and 10% Petit Verdot. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2018.

Antonio Galloni, December 2012