Benziger Family Winery

Sonoma County Merlot

8.831 ratings
8.82 pro ratings
Sonoma Coast, Sonoma County, California, USA
Merlot
Beef, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Chili & Hot Spicy, Potato, Exotic Spices, Lamb, White Rice, Baking Spices, Herbs, Pasta, Chicken, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Pork, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Grabbed another bottle to try. Winery was founded in 1980 on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain. Before the sale a few years ago, the core of Benziger Winery are 8, same generation family members managing every aspect of grape growing & winemaking. Met some of the Benziger’s when the lived back East. Dark Ruby with black fruit aromas and oaky spice. On the palate ripe blackberry flavors with pronounced cedar tones and pepper spice. Lively acidic with fine tannins on a medium finish. Nice value. Tasting Sample.

Grabbed another bottle to try. Winery was founded in 1980 on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain. Before the sale a few years ago, the core of Benziger Winery are 8, same generation family members managing every aspect of grape growing & winemaking. Met some of the Benziger’s when the lived back East. Dark Ruby with black fruit aromas and oaky spice. On the palate ripe blackberry flavors with pronounced cedar tones and pepper spice. Lively acidic with fine tannins on a medium finish. Nice value. Tasting Sample.

Jan 6th, 2019
Geoff Troup

Sales Eder Brothers, Cellar Fine Wines

8.9

I still really like this wine. Papery, integrated tannin. Bell pepper, mint, vanilla. Tastes Chilean almost, but quite generous and wide ranging in flavor. Always an impressive product from a big winery.

I still really like this wine. Papery, integrated tannin. Bell pepper, mint, vanilla. Tastes Chilean almost, but quite generous and wide ranging in flavor. Always an impressive product from a big winery.

Nov 30th, 2017
Kathryn Vest

An awesome merlot. Very juicy.

An awesome merlot. Very juicy.

Sep 30th, 2019
Grace Macandrew

Happy with it. Fruity. Nice to sip. Would buy again.

Happy with it. Fruity. Nice to sip. Would buy again.

May 9th, 2019
Neal Ferry

Classic, held up for a 2nd night

Classic, held up for a 2nd night

Apr 27th, 2019
Kathryn Vest

Delicious! Very smooth great flavor.

Delicious! Very smooth great flavor.

Feb 18th, 2019
Tammy Boyles

The 2013 was better than the 2014.

The 2013 was better than the 2014.

Dec 25th, 2018
Catherine Woldow

Not actually tried yet

Not actually tried yet

Nov 18th, 2018
Mark Silverman

I’m more of a cab/zin hearty wine guy, but this a very smooth merlot. Light, nice for warmer weather, seafood or poultry. BlackBerry, tobacco & pepper notes. Very light finish. Not big, but easy on the pallet.

I’m more of a cab/zin hearty wine guy, but this a very smooth merlot. Light, nice for warmer weather, seafood or poultry. BlackBerry, tobacco & pepper notes. Very light finish. Not big, but easy on the pallet.

Jul 30th, 2018
Eoin Danaher

Smooth, great with great steak!

Smooth, great with great steak!

Jan 27th, 2018