Front Man, Merlot 2016
Behrens Family Winery | Napa Valley, USA
Rich & Powerful
2016 Front Man is rated as one of the best vintages of this wine. Although this beautiful blend has the distinct Behrens aromas such as chocolate, vanilla, cedar and dark plum, the Front Man Merlot is unique in the sense that it holds quite a bit of minerality which we don't often see in Behrens Family wine. On the nose and palate there are notes of crushed wet stone, minerals, blueberry pie and baking spice. This is a rare wine to find.
About the Winery
Behrens Family Winery
Perched high on top of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley, Behrens Family Winery is a boutique winery in the truest sense. Since 1993 the winery has been owned by Les Behrens and Lisa Drinkward, who produce small lots of six or seven wines a year to maintain the highest quality and consistency of their wines. Each wine is a low tech labor of love and truly “hand-crafted”: crushed into one-ton T-bins, punched down by hand, gently transferred to barrel, and bottled unfined and unfiltered.
The owners make it a priority to partner with small, interesting and low-yielding vineyard sites, working with growers who they know, like and trust, and who are as obsessive about quality as they are. The excellence of the wine speaks for itself.