Behrens Family Winery Front Man 2011
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Behrens Family Winery|
Wine AdvocateThe 2011 Proprietary Red Front Man is the Behrens Family Winery's entry into the Merlot sweepstakes. A blend of 87% Merlot and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon, it offers up a seductive perfume of blueberries, raspberries and a hint of wild flowers. While I'm not generally a great fan of Merlot, this stunning effort displays layers of ripe fruit, lots of complexity, a mouthfilling generosity, and impeccable purity and balance. Leave it to Les Behrens to pull off a world-class Merlot from his camp on top of Spring Mountain. This beauty is already appealing, and should keep for at least a decade. Bravo!
Wine SpectatorAs ripe and jammy as a Zinfandel, this offers smoky baked cherry aromas and soft flavors of berry cobbler, lead pencil and herb. Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Drink now through 2017. 196 cases made.