2014 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley


Cakebread Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

About This Wine

Fermentation of each individual lot in small stainless steel tanks allows our winemaker to select the yeast, temperatures, maceration techniques and barrel aging regimens according to the unique personality of this great Napa cab, and to capture the finest attribute of each in the final blend before aging in French oak barrels. Bright aromas of violets, boysenberry and cherry are followed by characteristic flavors of ripe blackberry, fig, and chocolate that carry over the long finish. Firm, supple tannins give this 100% cabernet sauvignon wine depth and dimension.

News & Acclaim

94 Points

October 31, 2017 – The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select displays a deep garnet-purple color with a very pretty nose of lilacs and roses over a core of cassis, blueberries and black cherries with hints of baking spices and dusty earth. The palate is rich and generous, with perfumed fruit framed by fine-grained tannins and loads of freshness, finishing long.


90 Points

September 30, 2017 – Creamy, toasty oak adds a pleasant overlay and hints at what’s to come, as the complexity of the flavors centers on currant, red and dark berry and licorice. Ends on the oaky side. Drink now through 2029.

The benchlands of Oakville and Rutherford lie along the foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains and offer distinctive soil profiles and protective shade, allowing grapes ripen slowly and evenly. This is a classic Napa Valley benchland cabernet sauvignon grown in part on the special Hill Ranch that surrounds the home of Jack and Dolores Cakebread.
– Winemaker Stephanie Jacobs