Benziger Signaterra Three Blocks 2006

Bordeaux Red Blends from Sonoma County, California

$53.99 $39.99
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Item No. 99472
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • WS89
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.5%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

Structured. Influential. Proud. Grown in the heart of Sonoma Valley, Three Bloks is a signature wine. A blend of 64% Cabernet Sauvignon and 36% Merlot, Three Blocks underwent 18 months french oak aging. Rich aromas of dark chocolate and cigar give way to layered flavors of currant, plum and coffee. The wine finishes with round, soft tannins.

Critical Acclaim

"Well-proportioned, smooth, rich and concentrated, offering a mix of supple currant, wild berry and black cherry, with shades of mocha and espresso bean. Gains velocity and depth on the finish, ending with dry, herbal tannins. The best of two bottles tasted. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Best from 2011 through 2016. 4,037 cases made."
89 Points

Learn About Benziger Map ItMap It

The Benziger Family Winery was founded in 1980 on the slopes of Sonoma Mountain. Their Reserve wines showcase those rare lots discovered in the vineyard or developed in the cellar that receive the highest level of care and emerge as the best of the vintage. Benziger also produces Benziger Family wine and the limited production Vineyard Designate wines. At the core of Benziger Winery are eight, same generation family members committed to managing every aspect of grape growing and winemaking.

Learn About Sonoma County

Twice as large as Napa in size, Sonoma County only makes about a half the amount of wine as her northeasterly neighbor. But Sonoma, with her size, is able to vouch for more diversity within her borders, including sub-AVAs that are climatically varied. The atmosphere of Sonoma is decidedly laid back and down home country style. But in wines, they are keeping up with the...

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Learn About Bordeaux Red Blends

Bordeaux Blends The Fab Five With so much history under its belt, it's no wonder that Bordeaux has figured out the recipe to produce amazing wines. Centuries of making (and drinking) wine led to the blend that has become synonomous with Bordeaux. Winemakers in the New World replicate this formula to create successful blends in their respective regions - you may see Bordeaux blends...

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