Cakebread Cellars

Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4166 ratings
9.69 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Erin Crain

#Cakebread Benchland Select #NapaValley #CabernetSauvignon - blackberry, boysenberry, plum and a long finish with mineral notes.

#Cakebread Benchland Select #NapaValley #CabernetSauvignon - blackberry, boysenberry, plum and a long finish with mineral notes.

Aug 8th, 2014
Sofia Horvath

Soft, complex.

Soft, complex.

Mar 29th, 2014
David Traynor

Assistant Winemaker Vin du Lac Winery

9.4

Z'omg. Wasn't showing any signs of being 13 years old. Seriously vibrant with great acid balance. Poor waitress destroyed the cork, but no filter for us. Poured to the bottom without sediment. Fantastic and deep, best bottle I've had in a while.

Z'omg. Wasn't showing any signs of being 13 years old. Seriously vibrant with great acid balance. Poor waitress destroyed the cork, but no filter for us. Poured to the bottom without sediment. Fantastic and deep, best bottle I've had in a while.

Nov 5th, 2013
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

9.9

Holy crap! Mmmmmm...so good! Opening well after 30 minutes. So many layers. Bold, rustic old world-yet-new-world. Nikki says, "it's good!!" $150 / 94pts

Holy crap! Mmmmmm...so good! Opening well after 30 minutes. So many layers. Bold, rustic old world-yet-new-world. Nikki says, "it's good!!" $150 / 94pts

Nov 5th, 2013
Kim Bonnet

1995 vintage. Cork bad but wine delicious. My mentality is to drink great wine with great people. 23 years and still incredible

1995 vintage. Cork bad but wine delicious. My mentality is to drink great wine with great people. 23 years and still incredible

Jan 5th, 2018
Deborah Malveaux

Nice bottle that shows promise. I may have opened too soon. Signs of complexity not yet fully developed. Black fruit. Smooth. Mineral quality on the nose somewhat.

Nice bottle that shows promise. I may have opened too soon. Signs of complexity not yet fully developed. Black fruit. Smooth. Mineral quality on the nose somewhat.

Dec 11th, 2017
Heather Rostker

Christmas 2017 at the beach

Christmas 2017 at the beach

Nov 24th, 2017
Stuart Wood

Wow!!!!

Wow!!!!

Aug 16th, 2017
Severn Goodwin

Decanting... To be paired with very nicely grilled, grass fed, lamb sirloin.

We have a love/hate relationship with Wine Spectator whom tasted this at 80 pts in 2005. I fully disagree, but do agree there have been 'better' vintages on this vineyard site.
Intially an interesting cherry cola note, that transitioned to a ripe cherry note, light on the finish, but tannins are not fully resolved yet. My best guess is this needs another five years. This was from a 6-pack case, bought on release, now only two bottles remain. Hopefully I can forget about this until at least 2021.

Decanting... To be paired with very nicely grilled, grass fed, lamb sirloin.

We have a love/hate relationship with Wine Spectator whom tasted this at 80 pts in 2005. I fully disagree, but do agree there have been 'better' vintages on this vineyard site.
Intially an interesting cherry cola note, that transitioned to a ripe cherry note, light on the finish, but tannins are not fully resolved yet. My best guess is this needs another five years. This was from a 6-pack case, bought on release, now only two bottles remain. Hopefully I can forget about this until at least 2021.

Aug 6th, 2017
David L

07' Cakebread Cellar Benchland Select Cabernet. Cakebread... yes , this 07' is dynamite. I know what you're thinking "Cakebread " this 07' with a 30 minute decant 👍. Drink.

07' Cakebread Cellar Benchland Select Cabernet. Cakebread... yes , this 07' is dynamite. I know what you're thinking "Cakebread " this 07' with a 30 minute decant 👍. Drink.

Jun 25th, 2017