50 Ratings
Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select

Wine Details

Winemaker's Notes

Our 2010 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a wonderfully fragrant, captivating nose of dark cherry, fig, boysenberry and blackberry enriched by scents of loam, milk chocolate and brown spices. Sumptuous and mouthfilling on the palate with supple tannins and deeply concentrated black cherry, blackberry, boysenberry and plum flavors, this opulent Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon culminates in a long, lush finish full of savory chocolate and toasted oak 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.