2014 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Benchlands
This wine is a stunning example of what a stellar vintage like 2014 can offer. Ripe, concentrated fruit, yet perfectly balanced. The aromas burst out of the glass with irresistible aromas of boysenberry, plum, black cherry and blackberry. The fruit aromas are intertwined with complex layers of toasty vanilla, cocoa, and black licorice. The full, lush texture fills the palate with silky tannins, bold black fruit, and baking spices. The plum and blackberry lingers on the satiny finish. It’s ready to show its stuff now but has the potential to age beautifully for years to come.
Gold Medal | 91 Points | The Press Democrat North Coast Wine & Food Festival.