A ripe wine with powerful, mature fruit, this Cabernet shows flavors and aromas of blackberry, spice and cedar with hints of vanilla and black currant on the nose in a concentrated and rich yet supple texture.
The Benziger Family believes that the nature of great wine lies in vineyard character, winemaker artistry and family passion. At Benziger this means farming and vinifying select vineyards to mine the unique personality of each, winemaking that combines intuition and artistry with attention to detail, and a pervading family passion. Benzigers philosophy in its range of wines is to find the best vineyards lots which represent the true spectrum of flavor that vintage has to offer. To intensify these flavors Benziger cultivates to promote moderate grape yields.
|composition 87% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Merlot, 5% Petit Sirah, .5% Cabernet Franc, .5% Petit Verdot.
winemaking processthe wine underwent a 26-day maceration in an open top fermentor on skins to build body.
vineyard characteristics rocky loam soil.
|At Benziger, we’re about three things: family, great wine and healthy vineyards. For more than thirty years we’ve searched Sonoma County for the most distinctive and expressive vineyard sites. Once found, we tended our Sonoma winery using certified Biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming methods. The result is a portfolio of authentic and memorable wines.