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Behrens Family The Collector 2013

Behrens Family The Collector 2013 United States  California  Napa Valley Red Wine  Red Blend
Product ID: 31013
Region: United States, California, Napa Valley
Varietal: Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Type: Red Wine, Red Blend
Vintage: 2013
Size: 750ml
ABV%: 15.1
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"Deep and saturated purple/black in color, the 2013 Collector is cloaked in a savory earthiness. Notes of dried herbs and licorice meld with hints of buttered toast and blackberry jam. Ripe, grippy tannins are tamed by the rich, sweet cherry and plum compote flavors. Broad and expansive on the finish, we find this wine to be approachable now, and suspect it will not be sitting on a shelf collecting dust for long!" —winemaker

Blend: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petite Sirah, 10% Petit Verdot, 10% Merlot
"The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon the Collector, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Petite Sirah and the rest Merlot and Petit Verdot, reminds me of a big, rich Petite Sirah. That explains the 30% of that variety, but it seems to dominate the blend. Beautiful blueberry and black raspberry fruit, extremely extracted and rich, but not rustic by any means, this is a big, dense, pedal-to-the-metal, balls-to-the-wall black/purple red wine to drink over the next 20-25 years." —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
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Cabernet Sauvignonred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat, or stewsCamembert, Cheddar, Colby, Danish Blue, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Parmesan, Blue Cheese, or Roquefortmeat stocks, mustard, or pepper
Merlotred meat, game, lamb, mild red meat or stewsBrie, Camembert, Cheddar, Gorgonzola, Gouda, Gruyere, Jarlsberg or Parmesantomato based sauces or garlic
Petite Sirahred meat or gameDarcy, Arina, Benning or Saint-Florentinpepper, mushroom or earthy sauces
Petit Verdotsheep and blue cheeses
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