2017 Cakebread 'Benchland Select' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$149.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

We’ll let Jeb Dunnuck sing the praises of this flagship masterpiece: “Deep purple-hued with a classic Cabernet nose of blackcurrants, cassis, graphite, cedary spice, and chocolate, this puppy hits the palate with full-bodied richness, an elegant, seamless texture, a chalky minerality and a great finish.” It’s another solid achievement from an estate known for restaurant-worthy wines designed to take your meal to the next level of gastronomic perfection. Plus, it’s drinking beautifully right now. Bring it out at your next dinner party and blow a few minds.

Neither a cake, nor a bread. The winery got its start when Jack Cakebread took an unassuming trip to wine country to photograph the area for a book. Within a few days, Cakebread Winery was already taking shape. It’s been a wild ride over the last forty years for the valley pioneers. Visitors to the winery with an interest in wine as a part of healthy living are on the upswing. While times are ‘a changing,’ the winery’s premise remains unshakable; to produce memorable, food friendly wines that speak of their distinctive terroir. Visitors to the Rutherford estate experience the wine, and if they are lucky, a glimpse of Dolores Cakebread’s famed gardens. This is where the good life was imagined, and here it’s eagerly shared.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Stephanie Jacobs
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
French oak, 60% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.9%
SKU #:
1048414
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD95+

Jeb Dunnuck

One of the flagship releases, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select is all Cabernet Sauvignon that spent 22 months in 60% new French oak. Deep purple-hued with a classic Cabernet nose of blackcurrants, cassis, graphite, cedary spice, and chocolate, this puppy hits the palate with full-bodied richness, an elegant, seamless texture, a chalky minerality, and a great finish. It's a smoking good Cabernet Sauvignon that will improve with 2-5 years of bottle age and cruise for two decades or more. This 2017 matches what this estate achieved in 2016 and 2015.