From Jersey Boy to Blender Boy in the Napa Valley


Les Behrens (aka the Jersey Boy) was born in Perth Amboy, NJ and moved to California with his family as a young boy. Lisa Drinkward was born and raised in southern California but realized that she was a northern California girl when she spent her college years in Humboldt County. Arcata, CA was where Les and Lisa met and were married in 1987. Their mutual love of food and wine led them to create Folie Douce Restaurant in 1991. Lisa explored her creative food side as chef, and Les was able to develop his passion and palate for wine as sommelier and wine buyer. A mutual enthusiasm for wine developed, resulting in the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for their eclectic wine list. This passion and the encouragement from friend and mentor Ed Oliviera prompted Les and Lisa to purchase their first 3 and a half tons of grapes in 1993, and the rest as they say is… Behrens Wines

Behrens Family 2018 Blender Boy Bordeaux Blend, Napa Valley
GGWC 89.99 –
Use code BLENDER during checkout

Winery Notes: “Sure, we tease Les and call him the Blender Boy, because playing around and blending lots is what he loves to do, and he does it from the gut. Well, his gut was spot on this time around for sure! The 2018 Blender Boy is a wine of great intensity and impressive balance. Woodsy notes of cedar and bark, meld with juicy blackberry and spiced plum flavors all wrapped in polished and well-integrated tannins, kept lively with pitch perfect acidity. Broad and lush on the finish, this wine is a fine example of what the exceptional 2018 vintage has to offer. The 2018 Blender Boy is a blend of 55% Cabernet Franc, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit Sirah, 10% Merlot, 10% Petit Verdot· 290 cases produced.”

Vinous 94 Points: “Cabernet Franc takes center stage in the 2018 Blender Boy. A wild, exotic wine, the 2018 possesses striking aromatic presence to play off its super-ripe dark fruit. Crème de cassis, blackberry jam, cloves, lavender, menthol, and licorice give this sumptuous, succulent wine tons of immediacy and overall appeal.”

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