2018 "Benchlands" Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley
Big and bold, expressive aromas burst out of the glass with each swirl, offering seductive notes of ripe blackberry, blueberry and cassis. Lush and complex on entry, there is a symphony of ripe black fruit and a hint of sweet vanilla. Even at this young age there are notes of chocolate and black licorice that suggest the world-class lineage of both Oakville and Rutherford sub-AVA’s. Packed with youthful spirit, this rich, concentrated Cabernet is a beautiful demonstration of a stellar Napa Valley vintage.
85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, 1% Petit Verdot
92 Points, James Suckling (Oct. 2021)