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Date Printed: 7/23/2014
Cakebread Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Cakebread Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 93629)
collectible wine


PRICE ON 7/23/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

We fermented the fruit from each vineyard site separately, using the tank sizes, yeast strains, fermentation temperatures and maceration techniques best suited to each lot. During fermentation and maceration (the period after fermentation when the juice and skins remain in contact), winemaker Julianne Laks daily assessed color, flavor and tannin extraction. After draining the wine off the skins, the 2004 Benchland Select was aged for a total of 22 months in French oak barrels, 48% new, selected to maximize the wine's character, development and expression of terroir. It was bottled in August, 2006.
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About Cakebread Cellars:

Over 30 years ago, Jack Cakebread came to photograph the Napa Valley for a book and while there, he casually mentioned his interest in one day owning a vineyard to some family friends who had a ranch in Rutherford. When he returned home that afternoon, the phone rang and it was the family friends offering to sell their property. He headed back up to the valley that same afternoon to make his best offer, and Cakebread Cellars was born.

As the Cakebread family reflects upon the many profound changes in the wine industry over the last 33 years, such as innovative farming techniques and new methods of reaching out to consumers, they note that their key values have remained the same. Dedication to making the highest quality wines and a commitment to family has followed a continuum as their first small vineyard has grown into a thriving internationally distributed wine company.