Benziger Family Winery

Tribute Estate Grown Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3239 ratings
9.228 pro ratings
Sonoma Mountain, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

My last ‘05 but I have an ‘07 in the Cellar. Blend of Cab Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Merlot & Petit Verdot, very dark Ruby with aromas of complex berries and sweet earthy spices. On the palate ripe blackberry and black cherry flavors with ample minerality and soft smooth tannins. The finish showed great length, was well balanced with moderate acidity and finished with some cacao and cinnamon tones. Only 2198 cases made if you are lucky to find a bottle.

My last ‘05 but I have an ‘07 in the Cellar. Blend of Cab Sauvignon, Cab Franc, Merlot & Petit Verdot, very dark Ruby with aromas of complex berries and sweet earthy spices. On the palate ripe blackberry and black cherry flavors with ample minerality and soft smooth tannins. The finish showed great length, was well balanced with moderate acidity and finished with some cacao and cinnamon tones. Only 2198 cases made if you are lucky to find a bottle.

Mar 21st, 2018
Andy Halvorsen

Leather. Love.

Leather. Love.

1 person found it helpfulJul 16th, 2015
Erin O'Brien

Smooth bold flavor

Smooth bold flavor

1 person found it helpfulOct 13th, 2014
Betty Woo

Clean, smooth, earthy and a little fruity without being sweet. Perfect with a ribeye

Clean, smooth, earthy and a little fruity without being sweet. Perfect with a ribeye

1 person found it helpfulJul 18th, 2014
Zachary Osness

95

1 person found it helpfulJun 14th, 2014
Justin Weaver

Justin had this 7 years ago

Justin had this 7 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJan 18th, 2013
Sipping Fine Wine

Pouring a glass of this Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot & Petit Verdot blend, I noticed a dark Ruby red color with aromas of intense berries and sweet earthy spices. The palate showed ripe blackberries and black cherries with generous minerality and soft refined tannins. The finish showed great length, was well balanced with moderate acidity and finished with some cacao and cinnamon tones. Only 2198 cases were made so drink up as I think it will not get any better with time.

Pouring a glass of this Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot & Petit Verdot blend, I noticed a dark Ruby red color with aromas of intense berries and sweet earthy spices. The palate showed ripe blackberries and black cherries with generous minerality and soft refined tannins. The finish showed great length, was well balanced with moderate acidity and finished with some cacao and cinnamon tones. Only 2198 cases were made so drink up as I think it will not get any better with time.

Feb 15th, 2016
Michael Gallegos

Sales & Hospitality Red Car Winery

9.0

Decanting for 2 hours helped, some nice mix of fruit, dried herbs, oak, and toast.

Decanting for 2 hours helped, some nice mix of fruit, dried herbs, oak, and toast.

Aug 20th, 2015
Sommelara

Love the round and bold finish, could hold well for 5 more years.

Love the round and bold finish, could hold well for 5 more years.

May 28th, 2015
Jhonel Faelnar

Sommelier The Fourth American Brasserie, Botequim, and Singl Lounge

9.0

Rich as hell.

Rich as hell.

Apr 3rd, 2015