Behrens Family Winery

Erna Schein Moulds Family Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.118 ratings
9.22 pro ratings
Oak Knoll, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.3

I don’t have much experience with Moulds Vineyard (aside from a bottle or two of Becklyn’s Reserve) so I’m unsure if this was more representative of the vineyard or the winery...or both! @Mark Flesher opened this and is more knowledgeable than I am when it comes to Behrens and he said this is exactly their style. Some spice box, tar and black cherry on the nose with a big mid palate...but it stayed smooth! Plum, cassis and violet wash all over the tongue and mouth. I initially thought this was at its top drinking window, but this wine actually came charging through the longer it was opened and made me think this has a ways to go. Classy and well crafted.

I don’t have much experience with Moulds Vineyard (aside from a bottle or two of Becklyn’s Reserve) so I’m unsure if this was more representative of the vineyard or the winery...or both! @Mark Flesher opened this and is more knowledgeable than I am when it comes to Behrens and he said this is exactly their style. Some spice box, tar and black cherry on the nose with a big mid palate...but it stayed smooth! Plum, cassis and violet wash all over the tongue and mouth. I initially thought this was at its top drinking window, but this wine actually came charging through the longer it was opened and made me think this has a ways to go. Classy and well crafted.

Jul 13th, 2018
Martin G Rivard

Very nice.,

Very nice.,

Feb 18th, 2018
Mark Flesher

From the damned vintage comes another good wine. Is this as full-bodied as the 09 or 10? No. Notes on this wine are black cherry, rhubarb, mint on the nose and just about the same on the entry. Gains a floral note in the middle. Finishes with black cherry and white flowers. Rounded character but acidity is quite present. Tannin are a bit sweet, slightly astringent but doesn't really take away from this wine. If anything it adds a bit of mystery. This was a Coravin glass and a half today, with the remainder likely going down tomorrow. I'd say this is probably just about the time to start drinking on these if you have a few.

From the damned vintage comes another good wine. Is this as full-bodied as the 09 or 10? No. Notes on this wine are black cherry, rhubarb, mint on the nose and just about the same on the entry. Gains a floral note in the middle. Finishes with black cherry and white flowers. Rounded character but acidity is quite present. Tannin are a bit sweet, slightly astringent but doesn't really take away from this wine. If anything it adds a bit of mystery. This was a Coravin glass and a half today, with the remainder likely going down tomorrow. I'd say this is probably just about the time to start drinking on these if you have a few.

Oct 1st, 2019
Andrew Notarfrancesco

Superior wine. Enjoyed it

Superior wine. Enjoyed it

Mar 6th, 2019
Ben Madonna

Amazing. So strong still after 8 years. But third place tonight.

Amazing. So strong still after 8 years. But third place tonight.

Jun 15th, 2019
Gus Kalaris

Gus had this 5 years ago

Gus had this 5 years ago

Feb 21st, 2015
William Owens

William had this a year ago

William had this a year ago

Oct 19th, 2018
Lance Williams

Lance had this 2 years ago

Lance had this 2 years ago

Nov 7th, 2017
Rusty Hill

Rusty had this 3 years ago

Rusty had this 3 years ago

Oct 28th, 2016
Rob Sternthal

Rob had this 3 years ago

Rob had this 3 years ago

Aug 27th, 2016