The crown jewel of our entire collection, Benchmark, an exquisite Meritage, is the culmination of our extraordinary estate vineyard. Winemaker Ralf Holdenried carves out the finest blocks of each red Bordeaux varietal - Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot - and harvests each at its optimal ripeness. He then ferments the lots separately, allowing each varietal to express itself individually before evaluating its contribution to the final blend.
The result is a multi-dimensional blend with integrated layers of rich flavor. Cabernet Sauvignon gives the wine a framework of soft tannins and chocolate spice notes. Merlot contributes a refined character to the blend, while Petit Verdot offers more pronounced tannins and a rich, dark color. Cabernet Franc adds a green, herbal character to the wine, while Malbec offers delicate flavors to soften the palate.
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