Cakebread Cellars

Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon

9.4184 ratings
9.69 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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.

1 person found it helpfulAug 8th, 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.

1 person found it helpfulNov 5th, 2013
David Lentine

07' Cakebread Benchland Select. Cabernet. 100% CB. It spent 22 months in slightly over 50% new oak.

This wine was shut down a few years back (Little fruit/wood ). Brick red in color. The Cab doesn't look like it's 9 years old. A full- bodied beautiful cab. This wine is open for business, with a short decanting.
Luscious black fruits. Moderate oak/ tannins, light acidity. Drinking now-? Love this also in the 08' . Screw the name. Purchase the wine!

07' Cakebread Benchland Select. Cabernet. 100% CB. It spent 22 months in slightly over 50% new oak.

This wine was shut down a few years back (Little fruit/wood ). Brick red in color. The Cab doesn't look like it's 9 years old. A full- bodied beautiful cab. This wine is open for business, with a short decanting.
Luscious black fruits. Moderate oak/ tannins, light acidity. Drinking now-? Love this also in the 08' . Screw the name. Purchase the wine!

Nov 20th, 2016
Sofia Horvath

Soft, complex.

Soft, complex.

Mar 29th, 2014
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
Tyler Griffin

Dark fruits, chocolate, some minerality. Soft mouth. Opened up nicely after 30 mins. 18 years on and this is superb.

Dark fruits, chocolate, some minerality. Soft mouth. Opened up nicely after 30 mins. 18 years on and this is superb.

Jul 31st, 2018
Steven Gage

Nice bottle for some pre July 4th celebration.

Nice bottle for some pre July 4th celebration.

Jul 4th, 2018
Swati Doshi

Drinking fine wine with friends from 1999!

Drinking fine wine with friends from 1999!

Jun 23rd, 2018
Darin Neugebauer

Awesome went with many different foods I tried with it.

Awesome went with many different foods I tried with it.

Jun 16th, 2018