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Cakebread Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
  • RP 92
  • WS 92
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Winemaker Notes

Elegant layers of pure black cherry and cassis fruit are offset by notes of cedar and coffee in this wine's flavors and aromas, which are set in a well integrated yet firmly focused tannic structure.

Critical Acclaim

RP 92
The Wine Advocate

The star here is the beautiful 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select. Its dense ruby/purple color is accompanied by aromas of gravelly earth intermixed with notions of lead pencil shavings, blue as well as blackberries, and spice. Medium-bodied with solid yet ripe tannins, good structure, a Bordeaux-like weight, and a clean, pure finish, it displays admirable purity and texture. It will benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age, and should drink well for two decades.

WS 92
Wine Spectator

This is rich and plush, supple and harmonious, with generous plum, black cherry and wild berry fruit that runs deep and persistent, repeating the dark fruit themes and ending with firm yet gentle tannins.


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Cakebread, , California
Over 30 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph the Napa Valley for a book and while there, he casually mentioned his interest in one day owning a vineyard to some family friends who had a ranch in Rutherford. When he returned home that afternoon, the phone rang and it was the family friends offering to sell their property. He headed back up to the valley that same afternoon to make his best offer, and... View More