The 2007 Cakebread Benchland Select is simply gorgeous!
Fruit for this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced almost evenly from Rutherford (56%) and Oakville (44%).
After maturing for almost 10 years in the cellar, the wine is now perfectly balanced as delicious ripe fruit and juicy acids are harmonized and supported by soft dusty tannins.
The juice is a beautiful, inky purple almost black color with aromas of licorice and blackberry on the nose.
Lush flavors of dark berries, plum and cinnamon are followed by chocolate and leather with hints of earth on the satisfying and long dry finish.
Although drinking exceptionally now, the experience is amplified even more when paired with food like this roasted filet mignon.
Limited quantities of this Cab can be found for $200 or more, but current vintages retail for about $110 – $120.