2005 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select
48 Ratings
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48 Ratings
2005 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select

Winemaker's Notes

This rich, suave Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon offers lavish aromas of ripe dark fruits (blackcurrants, blackberry and boysenberry) mingled with loamy earth, dark chocolate, vanilla cream and briary spice scents. Full and lush on the palate, its dense, mouthfilling, black fruit and dark chocolate flavors are framed by fine, ripe tannins, which give the wine a seamless, sumptuous texture and long, savory finish.

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This rich, suave Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon offers lavish aromas of ripe dark fruits (blackcurrants, blackberry and boysenberry) mingled with loamy earth, dark chocolate, vanilla cream and briary spice scents. Full and lush on the palate, its dense, mouthfilling, black fruit and dark chocolate flavors are framed by fine, ripe tannins, which give the wine a seamless, sumptuous texture and long, savory 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.