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Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select

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Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) Like the gently sloping Benchlands, Cakebread Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon is soft and elegant with rich, ripe berry flavors veiled by delicately balanced tannins. The wine shows intense aromas of red fruit married to spicy notes of mocha, cocoa and nutmeg. The palate echoes the aromas, with elegant flavors of ripe fruit marked by a fine balance of vanilla, cedar and supple, well-integrated tannins.

Expert Reviews
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  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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
    (2001 Vintage)
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 90/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06.
  • Wine Spectator
    (2000 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/04.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1998 Vintage)