Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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"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

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Member Reviews for Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon

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Snooth User: Stallion
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2.00 5
11/01/2013

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!


Snooth User: Stallion
381013885
3.00 5
Vintage: 2010 04/13/2012

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


Snooth User: Stallion
381013885
2.00 5
Vintage: 2009 07/09/2011

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.


Snooth User: lbroussardtx
30557212
5.00 5
Vintage: 2009 11/20/2011

Very nice medium bodied wine. Perfect with dinner or cheese and crackers. Makes a great gift!!


Snooth User: tabednar
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 04/04/2009

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.


Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
Vintage: 2006 08/14/2009

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


Snooth User: dddunn
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2006 08/18/2009

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.


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External Reviews for Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon

External Review
12/24/2014

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.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
07/20/2010

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.


External Review
Source: Vines Wine and Spirits
11/27/2012

Very oaky, with vanilla and caramel aromas and flavors and notes of blackberries and kirsch. The wine is fully dry, with lovely Napa tannins.


External Review
Vintage: 2011 10/04/2012

Sweet black fruit aromas that expand in the mouth and evoke notes of blackberry, licorice and cherries


External Review
Vintage: 2010 02/03/2012

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/10/2014

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.


External Review
Vintage: 2010 04/10/2014

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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"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

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