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Benziger Family Winery Merlot Sonoma County 2010

Member Review by VegasOenophile:

Fruity up front, but swirling stirs up a nice mineral note. Eucalyptus and cherry notes along with hints of savory charcuterie. Some suggestions of cocoa dust. On the palate it's medium bodied with flavors of dark berry fruit, black cherry, weak espresso and light hints of fresh herbs. FInishes dry and a tad tart on bigger acid. Flavors linger well, but it turns lighter toward the end. Not bad for the price. 84 pts.

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Benziger Family Winery:
At the forefront of certified Biodynamic®, organic and sustainable grape growing in America, Benziger Family Winery produces fine wines that authentically express the grape variety, the vintage and the vineyard. We produce Sonoma County varietals, blends, and single vineyard designate wines, all grown and produced using agricultural and business practices that are good for the earth and the v... Read more
At the forefront of certified Biodynamic®, organic and sustainable grape growing in America, Benziger Family Winery produces fine wines that authentically express the grape variety, the vintage and the vineyard. We produce Sonoma County varietals, blends, and single vineyard designate wines, all grown and produced using agricultural and business practices that are good for the earth and the vine, good for the farm-worker and the farmer, and good for our colleagues and our customers. Read less

Member Reviews for Benziger Family Winery Merlot Sonoma County

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
2.50 5
Vintage: 2008 01/22/2013

Fruity up front, but swirling stirs up a nice mineral note. Eucalyptus and cherry notes along with hints of savory charcuterie. Some suggestions of cocoa dust. On the palate it's medium bodied with flavors of dark berry fruit, black cherry, weak espresso and light hints of fresh herbs. FInishes dry and a tad tart on bigger acid. Flavors linger well, but it turns lighter toward the end. Not bad for the price. 84 pts.


Snooth User: JenniferT
12777651,036
4.00 5
Vintage: 2008 08/01/2013

Picked this wine up while visiting the winery. With so much emphasis on sustainable practices and extended family in the business, Benziger makes me WANT to like their wines. No trouble here! This merlot has notes of blackberries and mint up front, along with subtler notes of leather, cedar wood, and vanilla. Round and well integrated tannin, moderate length, and balanced acidity. A juicy yet complex wine with a bright and tart finish.


Snooth User: srkarra
1008396100
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 12/30/2011

Nice smooth taste.


Snooth User: tomlib
154576154
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/02/2015

I thought the price was a tad high for what is quite a nice wine. It has a smooth flavor that stays for a long time. It goes well with food and just for sipping. Anyone who enjoys a deep Merlot will probably like this. Not too harsh but with a kick.


Snooth User: Turbo Dan
8695863
5.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/24/2008

Five glasses


Snooth User: karolinamom
7502893
0.50 5
Vintage: 2003 06/11/2008

One half glass


Snooth User: CageyT
2840241,549
4.00 5
Vintage: 1998 01/30/2012

Four glasses


External Reviews for Benziger Family Winery Merlot Sonoma County

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
03/14/2014

Grapes for this wine are handpicked from mountain, hillside, benchland and valley floor vineyards located in Sonoma County's prime winegrowing regions. Fruit from the different vineyards is vinified and aged separately in oak, ensuring that only the wines that will improve the overall blend are used.TASTING NOTEThis wine is supple and full-bodied with a velvety texture and rich, dark fruit and spice aromas and flavors.FOOD PAIRINGThis versatile red will pair with meats prepared with subtle sauces or savory herbs. - Winery


External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
Vintage: 2005 11/25/2009

Benziger Merlot Sonoma County 2005 750ML


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/23/2011

Luscious, creamy Merlot, with potent blackberry, mocha and menthol notes across a velvety frame. Subtle notes of licorice and sage round out the profile.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Gold Medal


External Review
Vintage: 2005 04/30/2010

Benziger Merlot 2005 and all other premium wine from Benziger available at discounted prices at CheaperCigars.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 05/23/2011

Smooth, flavors and light-bodied, featuring cola, herb and black cherry flavors. Drink now.


External Review
Vintage: 2005 11/24/2008

Sonoma Harvest Fair 2008 - Silver Medal


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