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Twenty Bench Sauvignon 2012

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It is quick to express itself on the palate with harmonious flavors of cassis, blackberry, cigar box, dark chocolate and vanilla spice. Length, and finesse on the palate, a finely balanced wine of substance with firm structure and silky tannins. We dare you to blind taste this wine with Napa Cabernets at twice the price and then you will see for yourself our concept of 'worth and value'.

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Regusci Winery:
"Ghost Winery" is the name given to the few remaining early Napa Valley wineries that were in existence between 1860 and 1900. Very few of these Ghost Wineries remain as the vineyards of most Napa Valley wineries were decimated by the phylloxera infestation of the 1890's. The economic depression of that decade was the final blow for many others. As a result, most of these wineries were abandone... Read more
"Ghost Winery" is the name given to the few remaining early Napa Valley wineries that were in existence between 1860 and 1900. Very few of these Ghost Wineries remain as the vineyards of most Napa Valley wineries were decimated by the phylloxera infestation of the 1890's. The economic depression of that decade was the final blow for many others. As a result, most of these wineries were abandoned or forced into bankruptcy and then laid dormant through prohibition. Over the years that followed, many fell into disrepair and were dismantled or absorbed into newer, more modern facilities. One example of a fantastically preserved Ghost Winery is located on the Regusci Ranch - the T.L. Grigsby-Occidental Winery. Read less

Member Reviews for Twenty Bench 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!


External Reviews for Twenty Bench Sauvignon

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
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: The Wine Buyer
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.



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It is quick to express itself on the palate with harmonious flavors of cassis, blackberry, cigar box, dark chocolate and vanilla spice. Length, and finesse on the palate, a finely balanced wine of substance with firm structure and silky tannins. We dare you to blind taste this wine with Napa Cabernets at twice the price and then you will see for yourself our concept of 'worth and value'.

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