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2002 Behrens & Hitchcock Merlot Alder Springs Ranch Mendocino (750ml)
Producer: Behrens Family Winery behrensfamilywinery.com
Appellation: Mendocino - California - United States (AVA)
Type: red
Varietal: Merlot
Maturity: Drink
Rating: Excellent
Est. Price: US$55.00
Tasting Notes:
tasted: March 21, 2008 , Thomas Ivey
85 points "Ripe upfront fruit with little tanin. I wonder if the bubble gum notes came from the synthetic cork?"
rated: April 21, 2006 , craig tan
Best -2008
rated: February 27, 2007 , Robert Parker erobertparker.com
93 points "90-93 pts. There was nothing to complain about with the 2002 Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard. Gorgeously sweet red, blue, and black fruits jump from the glass along with hints of cola, earth, and new oak. Spicy, with excellent texture as well as ripeness, and a lush, up-front texture and taste, it should drink beautifully during its first 7-8 years of life. I admire what Les Behrens, Bob Hitchcock, their wives, friends, and lunatic dog are doing at their winery and cellars on the top of Spring Mountain. They are obsessed fanatics who make wine with no compromises ... obviously my kind of people. " Best -2011