2012 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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Cakebread Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

About This Wine

Classic varietal aromas of pure, ripe boysenberry and blackberry fruit, coupled with enticing loam and mocha scents, introduce our thoroughly delicious, superbly balanced, 2012 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon. Wonderfully dense, rich and supple on the palate, with deeply concentrated black cherry, blackberry and black fig flavors, it boasts round, seamlessly integrated tannins and an extremely long, lush finish. Magnificent now, this singular vintage of our exclusive Benchland Select will grow even more sumptuous over the next 6 to 8 years.

News & Acclaim

95 points

October 01, 2014 – One of the flagship wines of Napa Valley is Cakebread’s 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select. Made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Oakville (27%) and Rutherford (73%), and aged 21 months in 52% new French oak, it exhibits a dense ruby/purple color, lots of minerality, a hint of oak in the background, and abundant crème de cassis fruit. The wine is full-bodied with beautiful integration of acidity, tannin and wood. It is still youthful, but the opulent characteristic of the 2012s is well-displayed. This brilliant wine can be drunk early in life, or cellared for another 10-15+ years.

…a perfect balance of deeply concentrated fruit flavors, bright acidity and ripe, supple tannins.
– Julianne Laks, winemaker