2013 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

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Cakebread Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

About This Wine

Ripe, dramatically concentrated aromas of boysenberry, blackberry and blackcurrant fruit, coupled with seductive chocolate and loam scents, introduce a lush palate of luxurious dark berry, cassis, black fig and dark chocolate flavors framed by round, supple tannins. Seamlessly structured and beautifully balanced, with a very long, sumptuous finish, our 2013 Benchland Select Cabernet is irresistibly delicious now, but will handsomely reward another 7-10 years of bottle age.

News & Acclaim

94 Points

June 29, 2015 – Cakebread Cellars have been on a roll, and looking back at the 2005s makes me realize just how impressive their wines have been. The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select is a stunner. From the gravelly, loamy soils of the western benchlands in Napa Valley, it was aged 21 months in French oak, but the oak is not overdone, and the result is a wine with gorgeous blueberry, blackberry and cassis fruit, licorice and white chocolate notes, supple tannins, a medium to full-bodied opulence, and an undeniably seductive feeling at its plateau of maturity, where it should hold for another decade. This is a great effort from the Cakebread family to drink over the next decade.

ROBERT PARKER ONLINE – 2005 VINTAGE
Seamlessly structured and beautifully balanced, with a very long, sumptuous finish, our 2013 Benchland Select Cabernet is irresistibly delicious now…
– Julianne Laks