The Behrens Hitchcock story starts in the early 90’s when Les Behrens brought in Bob Hitchcock to help run the operational side of the winery venture. Lisa Drinkward (Mrs. Les Behrens) is Les’ right-hand in all aspects of the winery. She is a formally trained chef (who ran a very successful restaurant for many years) and has amazing winemaking (and food) skills. In 2005 Bob Hitchcock retired and the Behrens bought out their share and created Behrens Family Winery. So nothing has changed in the day-to-day winemaking at Behrens “sans” Hitchcock and excellent wines continue to be produced year after year.
Behrens Family 2008 “Blender Boy” Napa Valley 95 Points!
The 2008 Blender Boy is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 14% Petite Sirah and 8% Petit Verdot – With only 366 cases produced this Big Bold Blender Boy will be gone in no time. On the nose one is greeted by intense floral notes and hints of chocolate and black fruit. On the palate this thick, layered wine offers up a good dose of black stone fruit, coffee, cocoa and a touch of grilled meat. Densely textured this wine if powerful but does not overwhelm on impact. The wine’s finish is long with layers of cocoa, raspberry, dark cherry and subtle pomegranate notes. The 2008 Blender Boy received 92 Points from both Spectator and Parker.