Benziger Cabernet Sauvignon 2007
Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California
The 2007 vintage of our Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon has weight, structure and well integrated tannins. Dark berry flavors introduce the wine followed by hints of tea, cocoa and coffee. A well supported mid palate gives way to a long, soft finish.
Wine Enthusiast - "A beautuful Cabernet for drinking now and over the next few years. It's dry and fine with appealing blackberry, black currant, herb and cedar flavors all the way through the finish. Excellent price for a Cab of this quality. Easy to find with 36,000 cases produced."
Benziger Family Winery
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. View all Benziger Family Winery Wines
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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 Joneses, or Napa-ites if you will. Grape varieties are more varied here, from Pinot Noir and Zinfandel to Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
Notable FactsThe largest sub-AVAs of Sonoma include Dry Creek Valley, Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley and Sonoma Valley. Each sub-AVA, with its own micro-climate, is unique in its grape varieties and styles of wine. Dry Creek makes a mean Zinfandel while Russian River produces stand up Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The Alexander Valley makes some of the better Cabernet Sauvignons in the county and Sonoma Valley creates excellent wines from all the above varieties. Other grapes found throughout Sonoma include Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country into itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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28 ratings, 10 with reviewsNapa Native - Napa, CA54/16/2011
This wine is such a great value. If I was tasting it blind I would think it would cost at least $50 per bottle. I have been drinking Benziger Cabernet for a long, long time and I think this is the best vintage they have ever produced. I bought a full case and may buy more before the vintage is gone.Sparky G - Simsbury, CT311/9/2011Very good every day cab. I will buy more.Buttaflygurl - San Francisco, CA33/22/2012Great wine for the price. Smooth, light fruit, med -tannins with a dry finish. I like it!CathynSF - San Francisco, CA43/22/2012
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- Beef > BBQ
Very nice. I was surprised becuase this is listed as a NOVICE wine, I would rate it at Wine ENTHUSIAST level. Very enjoyabe. Only ahd a couple of crakers with it the first time I tasted it, but it was delicious!closed06092014 - Dublin, CA33/22/2012This is a dry wine. It has hints of spice to me along with the dark berry. I think this will be a nice wine with some breathing time. I am a fan of the Cab, so this is right up my alley!33/22/2012Smooth red wine.nikkileth - Oakland, CA33/22/2012A lot of cherry on the nose and strong tannins.33/19/201253/19/201243/19/201242/5/201241/6/2012412/31/2011
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Very good value. A nice smooth everyday cab. We conmpared it to WS 2011 #2 wine and thought it held up well, at least until the KH opened up after decanting.Gibson C - Hoboken, NJ212/22/2011Tim Hankins - Sudbury, MA312/15/2011epearsall - Ashburn, VA311/21/201157/5/2011
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Aromatic, smooth and very good38/7/201147/8/2011Red w/Attitude - Miami, FL37/1/2011Cam Fortin - San Francisco, CA56/12/2011susan little - San Francisco, CA43/29/2011Good VALUE for sure. Alot going on... thumbs up
- Smooth & Supple
Alcohol By Volume GuideMost 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%.
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.
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