Red Wines    Cabernet Sauvignon    Napa Valley    California   
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Date Printed: 11/22/2014
Cakebread Benchlands Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1996
Cakebread Benchlands Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve 1996
(search item no. 20904)

PRICE ON 11/22/2014: $80.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Typically 100% cabernet sauvignon. Vineyards are located on the western benchlands of the Napa Valley, in the Rutherford and Oakville appellations. The cool afternoons of the western side of the valley, along with the well-drained gravelly soils make for a wine with elegance, balance and subtlety. Follows similar vinification procedure as the Napa Cabernet, but with additional barrel and bottle aging.
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About Cakebread:

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.