50 Ratings
Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

The 2008 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon bursts from the glass with vibrant dark fruit aromas (blackberry, boysenberry and dark plum) complemented by seductive spicebox, cocoa, loamy earth and leather scents. Rich, juicy and mouthfilling on the palate with deeply concentrated blackberry and plum flavors, its luxuriously supple mouthfeel and long, elegant finish are abetted by savory toasted oak and dark chocolate tones.

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.