Behrens & Hitchcock Napa Valley Merlot 1997

Merlot from Napa Valley, California

$41.99
Item No. 116902
  • red wine
  • RP92
Style: Earthy & Spicy

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Critical Acclaim

"My notes indicate I tasted a 1997 Merlot Napa, that will probably be bottled separately, rather than blended with Oakville Merlot. This example revealed a more chocolatey, coffee, creme brulee character than the Oakville cuvee, in addition to full body, outstanding richness of fruit, and a spicy, dense, concentrated finish. More monolithic than the Oakville, but potentially outstanding, it is another superb offering from this small winery.
Range: 89-92"
92 Points

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Merlot

Merlot(mehr-LOW) No second fiddle Merlot is coming back into its own. High popularity led to mass production, which then led to a backlash towards the variety (remember Miles in Sideways?). But passionate Merlot producers, and of course the right bank of Bordeaux, continued to produce quality versions of this grape. Merlot remains the principle grape of top chateaux in St...

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