Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Cakebread Cellars

Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Certified Sustainable, Organic or Biodynamic Green Certified

Region: America / California / Napa Valley

Benchland Select is a special blend of four clones of Cabernet Sauvignon (4, 7, 15, and 337) from eight vineyard blocks in the Vine Hill Ranch and Hill Ranch vineyards in the western benchlands of Rutherford and Oakville. Each block is harvested and fermented separately in small stainless steel tanks to maximize color, flavor and tannin extraction. Tank sizes, yeast strains, fermentation temperatures, maceration techniques and barrel aging regimens were specifically tailored to the character of each of the eight lots.

94 Points

Wine Advocate

2015 vintage
90 Points

Wine Spectator

2014 vintage
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tasting note

Enticing boysenberry, blackberry, blackcurrant and dark cherry fruit aromas, coupled with scents of loam, chocolate and sweet, toasty oak, introduce lush, mouth-filling flavors of deep and luxurious blackberry, boysenberry, blackcurrant and dark cherry fruit. This rich, yet elegant red is framed by supple, polished tannins and culminates in an impressively long finish brimming with blackberry, chocolate and wood spice tones.

food pairing

Pairs well with rich beef, pork or lamb dishes.

points of distinction

  • 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from two prime benchland vineyards in Rutherford and Oakville
  • Each lot fermented and matured separately to ensure utmost fruit and terroir expression before blending
  • Matured 21 months in French oak, 64% new
  • about the grape +
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