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.
Robert ParkerThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select is a stunner. Aged 22 months in 54% new French oak, the wine has a dense, blackish/blue color, a beautiful nose of graphite, blackberry, blueberry, a touch of charcoal embers and spice. It’s youthful, restrained and holding back somewhat. Nevertheless, this is a super-impressive wine that will age effortlessly for 25-30 years. In fact, I don’t think it’s going to hit its peak for another 5-7 years. This is a beauty. 94+ Points