Benziger Reserve Red 2004

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

$23.99
Item No. 96108
  • red wine
  • WE92
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.

Winemaker's Notes

Our Reserve Cabernet Blend is a blend of wines that showcase the diverse and healthy environment in and around Sonoma Valley - of 65% Cabernet Sauvignon, 18% Cabernet Franc, 12% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot.

The concentrated and structured flavors are of blackberry, chocolate, mint, black pepper and vanilla. It is a powerful wine with an intense body and texture. The tannins are big, but soft. Drink now, but it will improve until 2012. Enjoy with lamb in rosemary-sage sauce, roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, or duck and mushroom risotto.

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 Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

Read More About Cabernet Sauvignon

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