2010 Bench Blend Collection
Cabernet Sauvignon

Our 2010 Bench Blend Cabernet Sauvignon is rich and dark with aromas and flavors of blackberry and hints of chocolate. The fruit flavors are balanced by notes of brown spice and sweet vanilla from fine oak integration. The soft, plush mouthfeel, intense fruit and silky tannins evolve into an impressive fruit-focused finish.

The Napa Valley AVA is renowned for its long growing season, marked by warm, sunny days and cool evenings. These growing conditions are ideal for allowing grapes to ripen slowly and evenly. All of the fruit for our 2010 Bench Blend Cabernet Sauvignon was selected from our estate vineyard in Southern Napa, where the unique soils and topography allow for small berry size and excellent flavor concentration. The 2010 growing season in Napa Valley was very uneven, with a cooler and wetter summer that delayed harvest and ushered in an extreme August heat wave. To cap off the irregular nature of the vintage, unexpected heavy rains blanketed the valley in late October. Despite the challenges, wines from this vintage are displaying great quality and refined structure.

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Bench Blend Cabernet Sauvignon