The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select is made from fruit sourced in Rutherford (57%) and Oakville (43%). Ripe dark fruit, flowers and spices are some of the tones that flow from this supple, inviting Cabernet. Hints of mocha, spices and espresso develop in the glass, adding further complexity, but this is essentially a fruit-driven Cabernet for early-term enjoyment, and that should not be a problem. This is elegant and finessed from start to finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2020.
Robert Parker gave our Cabernet Sauvignon Benchland Select 93 points.
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Total Acidity: 0.73g/100ml
Rutherford District - 54% Oakville District - 46%,
Harvest Dates: September 25 - October 11, 2008
22 months in French Oak, 48 % new