2001 Behrens and Hitchcock Cuvee Lola Proprietary Red Wine
Proprietary Blend - 750ML

  • WA 96
  • IWC 94

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2003
The brilliant 2001 Cuvee Lola (sadly there are only 214 cases of this 75% Cabernet Franc 10% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petite Sirah blend) is what Bordeaux's famed Cheval Blanc might taste like if it were a dry... The brilliant 2001 Cuvee Lola (sadly there are only 214 cases of this 75% Cabernet Franc 10% Merlot 10% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petite Sirah blend) is what Bordeaux's famed Cheval Blanc might taste like if it were a dry vintage port. This is a totally dry wine but the glycerin levels are off the charts (give credit to the 16.1% natural alcohol). Inky/purple with a gorgeous floral blueberry graphite and smoky scented perfume this spectacular unctuously textured 2001 is an extraordinary expression of Cabernet Franc. I didn't ask Les Behrens or Bob Hitchcock where they got the Cabernet Franc but my guess would be somewhere near heaven. This wine should drink well for 10-15 years but only a fool would allow it to sit unconsumed that long. Amazing!
IWC 94
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, October 2003
Medium ruby quite dark for cab franc. Subdued black fruit aromas. Then strikingly sweet and creamy in the mouth with urgent spicy flavors of blackberry minerals and violet. An uncanny combination of sucrosity and vinosity... Medium ruby quite dark for cab franc. Subdued black fruit aromas. Then strikingly sweet and creamy in the mouth with urgent spicy flavors of blackberry minerals and violet. An uncanny combination of sucrosity and vinosity intensity and finesse. Finishes with very fine tannins that coat the entire palate.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2001