51 Ratings
Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select
$109.00 USD
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Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

Typically 100% cabernet sauvignon. Vineyards are located on the western benchlands of the Napa Valley, in the Rutherford and Oakville appellations. The cool afternoons of the western side of the valley, along with the well-drained gravelly soils make for a wine with elegance, balance and subtlety. Follows similar vinification procedure as the Napa Cabernet, but with additional barrel and bottle aging.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2001 Vintage) If boasting a fair degree of Napa Valley richness in its first nose, the wine reveals slightly weedy, green bean notes as part of its broader background of cherry, chocolate and caramel. Fairly full in body and somewhat rounded in early mouthfeel, it seems to stumble just a bit towards the backend and lose just a bit of its fruity continuity and energy.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2001 Vintage)
  • Wine Enthusiast
    (From 1999 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06.
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/04.