BEHRENS “The Road Les Traveled 5”
“The Road Les Traveled 5”
California Red Wine

BEHRENS “The Road Les Traveled 5”

“The Road Les Traveled 5”
California Red Wine
The Road Les Traveled 5
Retail Price: $36
DDWA Score: 91
Value Rating: 3.8
Great Value
Wine Factor: 1.5
Date Posted: December 3, 2021
Cases Produced: 732
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A real waker-upper, the 5th incarnation of “The Road Les Traveled” is 74% Petite Sirah, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec and 4% Cabernet Franc. Made from 2013 and 2014 vintages. Prepare yourself for a small explosion of cocoa-covered blueberries plus black licorice and black pepper in the mouth. Subtle it is not. Less tannic (drying) than most super-powered Petite Sirahs, so the flavors keep on going (delicious, 20 second finish). This has bacon cheeseburger written all over it.  

While Behrens Family Cabernets continue to climb the price ladder due to higher and higher Cabernet grape prices, they are able to keep the quality sky-high and the price down with “The Road Les Traveled.” The #5 is the first vintage that is Petite Sirah-based.

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