Behrens Family Labor of Love 2013

"From the Martinez Vineyard, high on the edge of Pritchard Hill and overlooking the Napa Valley, comes this wine that is near and dear to our hearts. Loaded with dark fruit, plum, cassis and cocoa, intensified by beautiful floral aromas, exotic spice and a finish that seamlessly goes on and on, this wine is powerful and gorgeous, and just like the views from this stellar vineyard, the flavors go on forever." —winemaker

Blend: 75% Cabernet Franc, 12.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12.5% Petit Verdot
Manufacturer: Behrens
Availability: 6 in stock
SKU: 31011
$68.00 (41%)
"The 2013 Proprietary Red Blend Labor of Love is a blend of 75% Cabernet Franc and the rest equal parts Petit Verdot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is clearly their most Cabernet Franc-dominated effort. Beautiful blueberry and blackberry fruit and spring flowers soar from the glass of this dense ruby/purple colored wine. This is high-class Cabernet Franc-dominated wine that is complex, ethereal and has super-intensity without the weight. This is a great effort from Les Behrens and Lisa Drinkward. It should continue to drink well for another 20 years." —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

"The Cabernet Franc-based 2013 Labor of Love is a knock-out. Firm, vibrant and aromatically expressive, the 2013 is compelling, but it also needs time to fully come together. Mocha, espresso, menthol and inky blue/purplish fruit flesh out effortlessly. The 2013 needs time in bottle, but it is super-impressive. Labor of Love emerges from a top vineyard site on Pritchard Hill." —Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Products specifications
Vintage 2013
Country United States
Varietal Blend
Size 750ML
Region California
Sub Region Napa Valley
Robert Parker 95
Antonio Galloni, Vinous 95
Wine Types Red Wine
ABV% 30.2