Dry Creek Vineyard

Hillside & Benchland Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9239 ratings
8.99 pro ratings
Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Michael Chelus

Black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, blackberry, licorice and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Black cherry, raspberry, vanilla, blackberry, licorice and oak. Full-bodied and soft tannins.

Aug 16th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruit, cedar and herb spice. On the palate dark berry flavors, floral notes with sweet spice, cacao and racy acidity. Fine, yet firm tannins carry the fruit to a medium ending with a mineral herb finish.

Deep Ruby with aromas of black fruit, cedar and herb spice. On the palate dark berry flavors, floral notes with sweet spice, cacao and racy acidity. Fine, yet firm tannins carry the fruit to a medium ending with a mineral herb finish.

Jul 20th, 2021
Hayden B. Oothout

Great example of a cab from dry creek. Very well balanced and paired perfectly with a wood-fired pepperoni pizza. Let this one open up a little bit, very flavorful after about 30 mins of decanting.

Great example of a cab from dry creek. Very well balanced and paired perfectly with a wood-fired pepperoni pizza. Let this one open up a little bit, very flavorful after about 30 mins of decanting.

Dec 21st, 2018
Randy Fuller

Pour this ruby wine and just let it sit there a while. Take your time and you will be rewarded as the black raspberry nose takes on smoke, cedar, graphite and cigar aromas. It really opens up to be a massive bouquet. The flavors are certainly fruity enough - plums, blackberries and blueberries - but there are so many shades of complexity it's hard to not be taken aback. Anise gives way to vanilla, which gives way to sage and black pepper. That herbal, spicy feeling lasts into the lengthy finish.

Pour this ruby wine and just let it sit there a while. Take your time and you will be rewarded as the black raspberry nose takes on smoke, cedar, graphite and cigar aromas. It really opens up to be a massive bouquet. The flavors are certainly fruity enough - plums, blackberries and blueberries - but there are so many shades of complexity it's hard to not be taken aback. Anise gives way to vanilla, which gives way to sage and black pepper. That herbal, spicy feeling lasts into the lengthy finish.

3 people found it helpfulNov 26th, 2015
Lindsey Hogan

Doesn't get much better than this! Tried first at Tannin.

Doesn't get much better than this! Tried first at Tannin.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 23rd, 2017
Erik Helms

Sommelier/Wine & Beer Buyer Whole Foods Oakland

8.7

Straightforward Dry Creek Cabernet here. Black currant, cherry, black olive and allspice. Palate is lengthy, smooth, and balanced. No complaints for a mid range CA cab.

Straightforward Dry Creek Cabernet here. Black currant, cherry, black olive and allspice. Palate is lengthy, smooth, and balanced. No complaints for a mid range CA cab.

1 person found it helpfulJul 10th, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Solid cab. Nothing outstanding, but very drinkable, and good value.

Solid cab. Nothing outstanding, but very drinkable, and good value.

Jun 4th, 2016
Michael Chelus

Blackberry, cassis, mossy earth, currant, eucalyptus, oak and hints of vanilla. Great structure and length. Quite tannic.

Blackberry, cassis, mossy earth, currant, eucalyptus, oak and hints of vanilla. Great structure and length. Quite tannic.

Mar 11th, 2016
Jason Muniz

Dry love

Dry love

Dec 6th, 2021
Katie

Good tannin; you can taste the oak influence

Good tannin; you can taste the oak influence

Nov 30th, 2021