2002 Behrens and Hitchcock Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard
Merlot - 750ML
  • WA 93
  • IWC 92

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WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2003
There was nothing to complain about with the 2002 Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard. Gorgeously sweet red blue and black fruits jump from the glass along with hints of cola earth and new oak. Spicy with excellent texture as... There was nothing to complain about with the 2002 Merlot Alder Springs Vineyard. Gorgeously sweet red blue and black fruits jump from the glass along with hints of cola earth and new oak. Spicy with excellent texture as well as ripeness and a lush up-front texture and taste it should drink beautifully during its first 7-8 years of life.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2004
($42) Good medium ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines blackberry cassis spice cake cocoa powder mocha and chocolate. Superripe sweet and supple with vibrant flavors of blackberry violet spice cake and dark chocolate. A... ($42) Good medium ruby. Highly aromatic nose combines blackberry cassis spice cake cocoa powder mocha and chocolate. Superripe sweet and supple with vibrant flavors of blackberry violet spice cake and dark chocolate. A big rich chocolatey wine finishing with exotic notes of woodsmoke and mocha. 89-92 points
Color & Type Red
Varietal Merlot
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 2002