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2015 Cakebread Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon "Benchland Select"

Cakebread 2015 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon

Winery: Cakebread Cellars

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Benchland Select"

Wine Category: Cabernet Sauvignon

Grape blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $121

Cases produced: unknown

KWG Score: 92.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 26, 2018

Wine Review: This very dark ruby colored Cabernet Sauvignon from Cakebread is very good. It opens with a smoky oak and black currant bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a red currant and black cherry blend with notes of cola, black raspberry and a hint of mocha. The finish is dry and its dusty tannins stick around from quite some time. The Panel suggested pairing the Cab with steak fajitas. Enjoy - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: A big, ripe nose of fresh boysenberry, blackberry and dark cherry fruit, complemented by seductive roasted earth and dark chocolate scents, introduces lush, deeply concentrated flavors of boysenberry, blackberry, dark cherry and cassis framed by firm, but supple tannins. The wine’s dramatically long, savory finish showcases rich, dark fruit with notes of chocolate, spice and toasted oak. Thoroughly delicious now, this complex, opulent, Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon will handsomely reward another 7-10 years' aging.

Organic status: not organic

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