31 Ratings
Benziger Family Winery Tribute Estate Red Sonoma Mountain

Wine Description

(2009 Vintage) The Benziger Sonoma Mountain estate comprises 30 acres of gardens, woodlands, riparian areas, wetlands, cover crops and wildlife sanctuaries as well as 42 acres of vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominant variety, with smaller plantings of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Old Vine Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. Tribute is a Meritage estate blend of these first four Bordeaux varieties, each block of which is harvested, vinified and aged separately based on exposure, elevation, soil composition, rootstock and clone. The composition varies by vintage, with Cabernet Sauvignon accounting for 50% to 80% of the finished wine. The result is a wine of unique character with a profound sense of place.

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    Excellent. Very smooth with little to no tannins. Consistent with 2008.

    almost 5 years
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    This is a cab, cab franc and petit Verdot blend

    over 2 years