Benziger Reserve Red 2005

Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma County, California

$45.99 $34.99
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Item No. 95036
  • red wine
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.

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Winemaker's Notes

Elegant, yet full-bodied, our 2005 Reserve draws its complexity from the blending of firm, structured Cabernet and rich, supple Merlot. The aromas are reminiscent of violet, chocolate, leather and tobacco. In the mouth there are layered flavors of dark berry, tart cherry and a slight earthiness. This wine has a sweet, soft entry; solid mid palate and lengthy finish. The Cabernet's round tannins give the wine a silky mouthfeel and excellent aging potential. Drink now or cellar for eight to 10 years.

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(4/16/2011)
Style: Big & Bold
Pair with: Beef > BBQ
Found out this wine is no longer produced by the winery so I bought some before Wine.com runs out. It was replaced by another wine at twice the price so get this value before it is gone.
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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,...

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