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Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select
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Winemaker's Notes

Our 2003 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon displays a warm, inviting aroma of coffee, dark chocolate and ripe black fruits, with subtle hints of earth, tar and sweet oak. Plump and round on the palate, it offers lush, broad flavors of black figs, currants, plums and chocolate, balanced by supple tannins and a long, luxurious finish.

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.