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Cakebread Benchland Select Napa Cabernet 2012

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Wine Advocate Review<br/>Rated 95<br/>One of the flagship wines of Napa Valley is Cakebread's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville (27%) and Rutherford (73%), and aged 21 months in 52% new French oak, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, lots of minerality, a hint of oak in the background, and abundant creme de cassis fruit. The wine is full-bodied with beautiful integration of acidity, tannin and wood. It is still youthful, but the opulent characteristic of the 2012's is well-displayed. This brilliant wine can be drunk early in life, or cellared for another 10-15+ years.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>Classic varietal aromas of pure, ripe boysenberry and blackberry fruit, coupled with enticing loam and mocha scents, introduce our thoroughly delicious, superbly balanced, 2012 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon. Wonderfully dense, rich and supple on the palate, with deeply concentrated black cherry, blackberry and black fig flavors, it boasts round, seamlessly integrated tannins and an extremely long, lush finish. Magnificent now, this singular vintage of Benchland Select will grow even more sumptuous over the next 6 to 8 years.

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Cakebread Cellars:
Cakebread Cellars is located in the heart of the Napa Valley on Highway 29 between Oakville and Rutherford. Family owned and operated for 36 years, we pride ourselves on making full flavored, balanced and elegant wines.

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Wine Advocate Review<br/>Rated 95<br/>One of the flagship wines of Napa Valley is Cakebread's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville (27%) and Rutherford (73%), and aged 21 months in 52% new French oak, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, lots of minerality, a hint of oak in the background, and abundant creme de cassis fruit. The wine is full-bodied with beautiful integration of acidity, tannin and wood. It is still youthful, but the opulent characteristic of the 2012's is well-displayed. This brilliant wine can be drunk early in life, or cellared for another 10-15+ years.<br/><br/>Wine Tasting Notes<br/>Classic varietal aromas of pure, ripe boysenberry and blackberry fruit, coupled with enticing loam and mocha scents, introduce our thoroughly delicious, superbly balanced, 2012 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon. Wonderfully dense, rich and supple on the palate, with deeply concentrated black cherry, blackberry and black fig flavors, it boasts round, seamlessly integrated tannins and an extremely long, lush finish. Magnificent now, this singular vintage of Benchland Select will grow even more sumptuous over the next 6 to 8 years.

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