A popular and approachable Cab available widely including at Costco, the Benziger Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Benziger family was one of California's early pioneers of Certified Sustainable farming 35 years ago because they believed that the best way to grow delicious, exceptional grapes is with the cycles of nature. Benziger vineyards are home to sheep, cows, birds and butterflies who create a vibrant, natural ecosystem. The result is thriving vines with rich, juicy grapes that are full of flavor. This Cabernet Sauvignon is layered with notes of berry cobbler, mocha and spice, finishing with structured tannins.
The 2016 Benziger Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a pleasing aroma full of ripe fruit, lots of spice and touches of vanilla and chocolate. The wine tastes smooth and is loaded with tart and juicy dark fruit that is a bit on the sweet side. More spice, plenty of oak influence (mostly in the form of more vanilla and chocolate) along with licorice and a touch of green pepper (pyrazine) lead into the long, dry finish. This one should have plenty of mass appeal! In California a wine only needs to contain 75% of a variety to be labeled as that variety so I'd be willing to bet that this Cab has a good percentage of other varieties blended in as well. Either way, it's a solid wine.
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