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Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon 2004

Winemaker's Notes:

"The 2004 Twenty Bench is one of our more pronounced vintages to date. Aromas of black currants, plums and chocolate accompany the wines dense, inky color, while the palate shows great structure, richness and depth that comes with the first ever addition of Cabernet Franc to the blend. This wine drinks well now and will age gracefully over the next 7-8 years." -Winery<br/><br/> WINE:<br/> "90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc. Napa Valley: Sourced from vineyard sites in: St. Helena, Rutherford, Oak Knoll and Stags Leap Districts. Aged for 18 months in Oak (60% French / 40% American)." -Winery<br/><br/> WINERY:<br/> "In the fall of 2000 winery owner and viticulturist, Jim Regusci purchased 20 tons of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a vineyard that he planted and manages for a close friend. He brought the grapes to his winery and had them crushed and isolated from the rest of his own Regusci Estate grown grapes. Not having a specific plan for the grapes, he asked his winemaker, Charles Hendricks to make the wine and age it separately. Because the particular vineyard did not have a name one of his cellar hands, who also works from time to time in the vineyards, chose to label the barrels 'Twenty Bench'. The name was chosen to signify the 20 tons of fruit from the gentle rising bench land vineyard from which they were picked." <br/><br/> "The following year Jim was approached by two of his close friends James Harder and Jim Gill, who together also happen to oversee the sales and marketing of Jim's own Regusci Estate wines. The two were interested in developing their own wine with one simple mission in mind: to make an exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon that could retail for under $20 per bottle and 'over deliver' on quality for the price. Both men knew that besides owning the 290-acre Regusci Estate in the Stags Leap District, Jim Regusci was also the owner of Regusci Vineyard Management, which manages over 1000 acres of grapes in and around Napa Valley, surely he could somehow provide what they were after."<br/><br/> "The label design makes use of a native petroglyph that pays homage, to the Wappo Indians, the first descendants of the Napa Valley. The name Wappo, which means 'brave', was given to this tribe of warriors who lived peacefully in the Napa Valley for what some say amounted to 4500 years! In 1836 there were more than 8,000 Wappos living in the Napa Valley area. By 1850 they're less than 500. In 1908 there were less than 40." -Winery

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Nine North Wine Company:
The Nine North Wine Company is located in the prestigious Stags Leap District. Owned and operated by Jim Gill and James Harder, two long time friends from Canada who have fulfilled their dreams by moving to the Napa Valley to produce wine. Working closely with Gill and Harder, is fellow vintner Jim Regusci. The three have developed a unique portfolio of small handcrafted wines. Each brand is u... Read more
The Nine North Wine Company is located in the prestigious Stags Leap District. Owned and operated by Jim Gill and James Harder, two long time friends from Canada who have fulfilled their dreams by moving to the Napa Valley to produce wine. Working closely with Gill and Harder, is fellow vintner Jim Regusci. The three have developed a unique portfolio of small handcrafted wines. Each brand is under complete ownership and guidance by at least one of the three members. Read less

Member Reviews for Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: Salmanazar3
3085222
5.00 5
08/25/2007

This is my go-to Cab. Very affordable and seems to please every pallet. I usually have several bottles stocked in my chiller at all times.


Snooth User: kim rostan
9085830
5.00 5
12/11/2008

Five glasses



"The 2004 Twenty Bench is one of our more pronounced vintages to date. Aromas of black currants, plums and chocolate accompany the wines dense, inky color, while the palate shows great structure, richness and depth that comes with the first ever addition of Cabernet Franc to the blend. This wine drinks well now and will age gracefully over the next 7-8 years." -Winery<br/><br/> WINE:<br/> "90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc. Napa Valley: Sourced from vineyard sites in: St. Helena, Rutherford, Oak Knoll and Stags Leap Districts. Aged for 18 months in Oak (60% French / 40% American)." -Winery<br/><br/> WINERY:<br/> "In the fall of 2000 winery owner and viticulturist, Jim Regusci purchased 20 tons of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a vineyard that he planted and manages for a close friend. He brought the grapes to his winery and had them crushed and isolated from the rest of his own Regusci Estate grown grapes. Not having a specific plan for the grapes, he asked his winemaker, Charles Hendricks to make the wine and age it separately. Because the particular vineyard did not have a name one of his cellar hands, who also works from time to time in the vineyards, chose to label the barrels 'Twenty Bench'. The name was chosen to signify the 20 tons of fruit from the gentle rising bench land vineyard from which they were picked." <br/><br/> "The following year Jim was approached by two of his close friends James Harder and Jim Gill, who together also happen to oversee the sales and marketing of Jim's own Regusci Estate wines. The two were interested in developing their own wine with one simple mission in mind: to make an exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon that could retail for under $20 per bottle and 'over deliver' on quality for the price. Both men knew that besides owning the 290-acre Regusci Estate in the Stags Leap District, Jim Regusci was also the owner of Regusci Vineyard Management, which manages over 1000 acres of grapes in and around Napa Valley, surely he could somehow provide what they were after."<br/><br/> "The label design makes use of a native petroglyph that pays homage, to the Wappo Indians, the first descendants of the Napa Valley. The name Wappo, which means 'brave', was given to this tribe of warriors who lived peacefully in the Napa Valley for what some say amounted to 4500 years! In 1836 there were more than 8,000 Wappos living in the Napa Valley area. By 1850 they're less than 500. In 1908 there were less than 40." -Winery

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