It is has been said that sometimes doing things differently from others can often yield better results. That saying clearly epitomizes the concept of what winemaker Les Behrens of Behrens Family Winery was going for in the all new Road Les Traveled IV Red Wine. There are no crazy discounts or crazy gimmicks, because there simply is not much to be had. The Road Les Traveled IV or RLT4 for short, is a culmination of different vintages and vineyards from other award winning wines, so nothing goes to waist. Essentially, it is all the left over fruit from other higher end wines that can retail as high as $150/bottle. So, to have this high a quality of wine under $40/bottle is a good way to get introduced to a winemaker who is clearly at the top of his game.
Les Behrens began his career as restauranteur. Tired of having bad wine he focused his attention on building a superb wine list and wine cellar which resulted in the Award of Excellence from Wine Spectator magazine. With the prodding of his winemaker friends, he segued into the winemaking world under the name Behrens & Hitchcock; his inaugural crush in 1993 produced only 175 cases! Continuing with that tradition today under the Behrens Family Winery moniker, he still only produces small batches of hand-crafted wines. Today, Behrens Family Wines are only available to select restaurants, and we are one of the fortunate ones to receive a healthy allocation.
Every year I am always fascinated with the Road Les Traveled and again I was pleasantly reminded just how great this wine is. From its opulent bouquet of MOCHA and DARK BERRIES to its BRIGHT flavors of TART BING CHERRIES and BLACK PLUMS, your senses are in for an EXCURSION of their life! Topped off by a GENEROUS finish that is second to none, your taste buds will wish the ROAD TRIP never ended!
SEVEN CASES are in stock today. With how well this wine is tasting right out of the bottle, it’s too early to determine if we’ll get more. So, put the key in the ignition and start cranking the BUY RLT4 NOW button ASAP.
Winery Tasting Notes:53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Merlot, 10% Tempranillo, 7% Petite Sirah, 7% Malbec, 3% Cabernet Franc Road Trip!! We are always excited when it is time to roll out our favorite non-vintage wine. The RLT4 is dense, red/purple/black and loaded. Currant, cedar and blackberry notes jump from the glass, followed by flavors of bright cherry, menthol, sweet oak and dried herbs. Chocolate cherry cordial, cigar ash and charcuterie add intrigue to the broad finish. Everything one needs to hit the road and satisfy that Wanderlust!