Behrens & Hitchcock Kenefick Ranch Cuvee 2002
The 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Kenefick Ranch (which Les Behrens calls, "the poor man's Araujo") is a fat, expansive, deep, concentrated effort displaying an inky/purple color as well as super aromas of blueberry liqueur, smoke, creme de cassis, and hints of chocolate and espresso. Medium to full-bodied, with super depth in addition to a tremendously persistent finish of 45-50 seconds, it will require 2-3 years of bottle age, and should drink well for 15-16.
Saturated bright ruby. Fla mboyantly ripe aromas of black cherry, blackberry, violet, dark chocolate and licorice. Sweet, lush and extremely ripe, with impressive breadth. Big, rich, chocolatey and a bit rustic, but the tannins are rather fine-grained. Still, the young 2003 appears to be a more refined style of wine.