2005 Erna Schein Behren's Family Reserve

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Spring Mountain District
Drink between 2007 - 2015 (Edit)
CT92.2 22 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 13

  • Minnesota wrote: (94 points)

    April 13, 2015 - Doubted as to how well this simply named "Red Wine" could follow 2003 SQN Papa syrah. Should have had no doubts -- glorious. Unfortunately last bottle.

  • Ellenkf Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 25, 2013 - Dep purple in color. Not a huge nose but a huge wine. Dense black fruit, especially blueberry, fruit leather and butterscotch. Spicy and unctuous. Long finish. The wine is reminiscent of Shafer Hillside Select, with a tad more sweetness. Total crowd pleaser.

  • markandsusanw Likes this wine: (92 points)

    May 6, 2013 - Decanted approx. 1 hour ... Our second (and last) bottle was far better than our first. Muted nose, but bright, tart red fruits to open with a richer middle and dry, medium-long finish. Very good, but still not a good value at this price point.

  • markandsusanw Likes this wine: (89 points)

    February 15, 2013 - Splash decant ... Interesting flavor profile. Big and rich up front, but still quite hot and not enough going on in the backend. The lush and plush fruit, and matching beautiful nose, promise more than this one delivers. There's a little spice and chocolate, but not enough to make it interesting. Really crying out for structure and some acidity. Good wine, but not a good value at $50/bottle.

  • peterk wrote: (91 points)

    December 17, 2012 - Same as before - big, firm, fruity wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Erna Schein
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Behren's Family Reserve
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Spring Mountain District

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 7 (2%)
  • In Cellars 192 (47%)
  • Consumed 206 (51%)

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