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Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
"A rich and expressive style Cabernet Sauvignon, showcasing focused layers of blackberry, plum, wild berry and currant intermixed with spicy toasted oak, which adds a nice flavor dimension. This wine drinks wonderful right out of the gate and should age gracefully for the next 5 - 7 years." -Winery
What used to be one of all time favorite Cabernets for just under $20 has really fallen from grace. The 2012 Twenty Bench is thin, with no nose and not much depth at all. It seems that Nine North Wines are more concerned with cranking out vintages quickly without putting the time and care required to craft a good wine. This vintage only spent 9 months in barrel....the 2010 only spent 12 months. The last really good vintage for this wine was 2007. The 07 was a fantastic valued wine for the money. Sadly, this is not the case here. Cheers!
So here is my review of the 2010 Twenty Bench. I like the wine.....It's soft and easy to drink....So it's food friendly. Not much nose when you open it up. It's light to start with a light to mid palate.....but here is the kicker.....Not much of a finish at all. i didn't get as much depth or structure as I would have expected. To me....an improvement over the 2009 for sure. Maybe this needs another 2 to 3 years in the cellar. It's good, but the 2007 still remains the best Twenty Bench Cabernet ever made. Just my opinion! Cheers
Really like the 2007 and 2006. The 2009 Twenty Bench had no structure to it. It either needs another 2-3 years in the cellar or simply lacks the punch of previous years.
Very nice medium bodied wine. Perfect with dinner or cheese and crackers. Makes a great gift!!
This California Cabernet has a deep color and is full bodied. Complex nose with dark fruit aromas. On tasting, I noted hints of blackberry and licorice with developed tannins with a consistent background of vanilla oak. Very nice, bold Napa Cab for an affordable price.
Sweet, spicy nose of blackberries and cocoa. Sweet fruits play against the acidity. The wine's well balanced, but some may find the fruit too sweet. I really liked it. Very rich and luxurious. Blueberries, blackberries and figs. Nice fruity finish with lingering tannins
What a nice bottle! More sweet and spicy than I was expecting, but really quite special in its subtle spiciness. Blackberry and chocolate linger seemingly forever with a total mouth experience. A great wine for the price.
External Reviews for Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon
Twenty Bench is a wine of great personality, with aromas of fresh red-fruits and blackcurrant scents dominating the nose. It is quick to express itself on the palate with harmonious flavors of cassis, blackberry, cigar box, dark chocolate and vanilla spice.
The 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.
Very oaky, with vanilla and caramel aromas and flavors and notes of blackberries and kirsch. The wine is fully dry, with lovely Napa tannins.
Sweet black fruit aromas that expand in the mouth and evoke notes of blackberry, licorice and cherries
The 2010 Twenty Bench is a wine of great personality, with aromas of fresh red-fruits and blackcurrant scents dominating the nose. It is quick to express itself on the palate with harmonious flavors of cassis, blackberry, cigar box, dark chocolate and vanilla spice.
Here is an opportunity to enjoy a wine from a great producer at a fraction of the price! Twenty Bench Cabernet is a secondary production from well-known winemaker, Jim Regusci. This is a fine example of a Napa Valley Cab, with flavors of blackberries, currant, espresso and hints of toasty oak. All this is well integrated with noticeable tannins and a has nice hearty long finish. Serve with grilled marinated flank steak and portobello mushrooms.
For the price, you get a Cabernet that shows some pretty good Napa character. It’s ripe and forward with black currants with tough tannins and a hit of sweet oak. Lots going on, and could even age for a few years. If you drink it now, give it a couple hours of airing.
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