Cakebread Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
SKU: 16CAKEBREADBENCH

Cakebread Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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750ml
$125.00
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Cakebread
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
Aromas of bright boysenberry and delicate violets; flavors of ripe blackberry, fig, and hints of dried sage on the palate lead into rich notes of sweet blackberry and dark chocolate over a long finish. Elegant tension between its dense fruit, bright acidity, and firm, supple tannins gives this wine depth and dimension. Enjoy with hearty stews, steaks on the grill, or fire-roasted vegetables.
Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, with 65% of the fruit coming from Vine Hill Ranch. It was aged 22 months in French oak, 61% new. Very deep garnet-purple colored, the nose features very dark, serious, broody fruit notions of blackcurrant cordial, boysenberries and mulberries with nuances of cigar box, fungi, fertile loam and pencil lead plus a touch of tar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a wonderfully plush texture with beautifully integrated freshness and a generous black-fruit core, finishing long with some spicy layers coming through.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, September 30, 2019
Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select is all Cabernet that spent 22 months in 61% new French oak. It's similarly inky colored and has terrific, flowery blue and black fruits, loads of incense, spice, and tobacco, full body, building tannins, and a great, great finish. It's another thrilling wine from this team that plays with the best of the best.

January 31, 2019
Wine Enthusiast
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This is a 100% varietal wine given nearly two years in French oak, a large percentage of it new. Built to age, it shows structure and weighty tannin, with smoky oak, toasted black currant and earthy forest floor. Cedar, sage and tobacco round it out nicely to add further complexity. Enjoy best from 2026-2031.

Virginie Boone, May 1, 2020