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I first experienced this wonderful wine at a friend's party, where I decided to hide it behind a plant to keep it for myself. This wine gets more ... Read more
one of our favorite choices for a lighter red and I agree, it does get better after sitting for a bit. Read more
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I first experienced this wonderful wine at a friend's party, where I decided to hide it behind a plant to keep it for myself. This wine gets more complex the longer it sits (to a point). It's a deep ruby color, with a velvety texture and a fairly complex taste. It brings together everything my wife and I enjoy about good pinot noirs, with some complexity approaching a good red burgundy. Plus, who can turn down a wine with a reference to a great poet: Omar Khayyám.
one of our favorite choices for a lighter red and I agree, it does get better after sitting for a bit.
This is one of my favorites
This is the wine I had that got me into wine. The one word to describe it is elegance. This wine, although made in napa cab-style, has bordeaux-like complexity and elegance. Mild dark cherry and chocolate flavors with hints of prunes and cassis.
smooth, buttery, typical to the wonderful things we have come to expect from Cakebread
Classic Napa. Big, rich and unctious. If you like big wines look no further.
One of the better 01's Ive had. Elegant well structured and balanced. Found the cherry flavors integrated well with the oak and nutmeg. Notes of vanilla and cedar. Long velvety finish!
External Reviews for Cakebread Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley
Full-bodied and lush on the palate, its deeply concentrated boysenberry, blackberry, cassis and dark chocolate flavors have a wonderful freshness and purity that extend into a long, savory finish framed by ripe, supple tannins and sumptuous toasted oak tones.
The star here is the beautiful 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by aromas of gravelly earth intermixed with notions of lead pencil shavings, blue as well as blackberries, and spice. Medium-bodied with solid yet ripe tannins, good structure, a Bordeaux-like weight, and a clean, pure finish, it displays admirable purity and texture. It will benefit from 2ndash;3 years of bottle age, and should drink well for two decades.
Wonderful integration of ripe, spicy black cherry, plum, currant, and notes, picking up a candied cherry and mocha nuance, before firming on the finish. Best from 2002 through 2012.
This is rich and plush, supple and harmonious, with generous plum, black cherry and wild berry fruit that runs deep and persistent, repeating the dark fruit themes and ending with firm yet gentle tannins. Drink now through 2014.
The 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Selectrsquo;s dark ruby/purple-hued color is accompanied by closed aromatics consisting of compost, damp earth, underbrush, spice, licorice, cherry, plum, and currant fruit. This earthy, terroir-driven, medium-bodied 1999 displays abundant tannin in the finish.
Displays a complex, seductive aroma of ripe blackberry and plum fruit augmented by scents of tar, coffee and sweet oak. On the palate, the wine is full-textured and lush, with rich plum, black fig and cocoa flavors supported by smooth tannins. Boasting excellent structure and balance, this delicious Napa Valley Cabernet is delightful to drink now, but will handsomely repay another 7ndash;10 years of cellaring.
This immediately tastes like an expensive Napa Cabernet, stylized by oak that coats everything. But take a step back and look at the color, consider the sweet fruit, plump, soft and round; and then therersquo;s the dusty tannin of Napa benchland soils. Perhaps therersquo;s more to it than just the flash of oak, and therersquo;s plenty of fruit to absorb that oak in the winersquo;s maturity.
New release of Cakebread s rare and coveted Benchland Select Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon limited previous vintage 96 Points Robert Parker The stunning Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select is a cross village blend of Oakville and Rutherfo
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