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Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Benchland Select 2008

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The 2008 Benchland Select bursts from the glass with vibrant dark fruit aromas (blackberry, boysenberry and dark plum) complemented by seductive spicebox, cocoa, loamy earth and leather scents. Rich, juicy and mouthfilling on the palate with deeply concentrated blackberry and plum flavors, its luxuriously supple mouthfeel and long, elegant finish are abetted by savory toasted oak and dark chocolate tones. Dense, lush and seamless, this opulent Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon drinks beautifully now, but will reveal even greater dimension with another 6-8 years’ aging.

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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.

External Reviews for Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Benchland Select

External Review
Source: NapaCabs.com
10/07/2011

Bursts from the glass with vibrant dark fruit aromas (blackberry, boysenberry and dark plum) complemented by seductive spicebox, cocoa, loamy earth and leather scents. Rich, juicy and mouth filling on the palate with deeply concentrated blackberry and plum flavors, its luxuriously supple mouthfeel and long, elegant finish are abetted by savory toasted oak and dark chocolate tones.


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/27/2012

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select is made from fruit sourced in Rutherford (57%) and Oakville (43%). Ripe dark fruit, flowers and spices are some of the tones that flow from this supple, inviting Cabernet. Hints of mocha, spices and espres... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
12/16/2011

A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2008 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select 750ml


External Review
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
01/03/2012

The big rsquo;01s are still rolling out. This onersquo;s very fine and Oakville-y, showing well-oaked, lush, black currant and cassis fruit, with a cocca finish. It has soft, intricately sweet tannins. Itrsquo;s quite delicious now but seems balanced enough to age through the medium term. Drink before 2010.


External Review
01/03/2012

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.


External Review
01/03/2012

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.


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The 2008 Benchland Select bursts from the glass with vibrant dark fruit aromas (blackberry, boysenberry and dark plum) complemented by seductive spicebox, cocoa, loamy earth and leather scents. Rich, juicy and mouthfilling on the palate with deeply concentrated blackberry and plum flavors, its luxuriously supple mouthfeel and long, elegant finish are abetted by savory toasted oak and dark chocolate tones. Dense, lush and seamless, this opulent Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon drinks beautifully now, but will reveal even greater dimension with another 6-8 years’ aging.

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