Behrens Family Winery The Anchor 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
|Brand||Behrens Family Winery|
The anchor is a symbol of staying in place. Of being held fast. Though we long to be free and untethered, sometimes we need that sense of security - of being held to something and having something to hold on to. This one feels personal right now. There is weight to this wine. A sense of earth and forest floor, yet an airiness that hints of salinity and ocean breeze. It is dense and brooding with layers of cocoa and roasted plums, and firm tannins to keep it all contained. Not to go overboard on this, but the name is very fitting to this bottle, to this time and place.
The 2017 The Anchor is rich, flamboyant and super-exotic. Crème de cassis, menthol, lavender and sweet spice all race out of the glass. This rich, sumptuous Cabernet is one of the many 2017s here that offer tremendous immediacy. It could use some time to soften, and yet there is good structure underneath. Blood orange, mint, sweet spice and rose petal overtones add dramatic lift on the finish.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon The Anchor features warm cassis, suatéed herbs, mulberries and boysenberries with touches of garrigue, lavender and cedar. The palate is medium to full-bodied, firm and chewy with lively black fruit and an herbal lift to the finish