Benziger Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label
Benziger Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 Front Label

Benziger Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

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3.8 8 Ratings
750ML / 0% ABV

Winemaker Notes

This wine is full-bodied and round with well integrated tannins for a smooth finish. The initial aroma contains dark berry fruit with a hint of earthiness. In the mouth the wine is intensely flavored with components of cherry, cedar, tobacco, toast, herbs, and blackberry.

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A very nice Cab, at a good price. shows real fanciness in the ripe blackberries, currants and spices, with a rich overlay of smoky oak. And the tannins are just right.
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Benziger is dedicated to winemaking that reveals the true character of the vineyard, the varietal and the vintage in certified-sustainable wines defined by individuality and the passion of the people who make them. This wine was made with grapes grown by certified sustainable farming methods. Their sustainable philosophy promotes natural vineyard management, restoration of the land and biodiversity on the estate. They believe these practices result in wines that reflect the authentic flavors, aromas and character of the vineyard.

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Home to a diverse array of smaller AVAs with varied microclimates and soil types, Sonoma County has something for every wine lover. Physically twice as large as Napa Valley, the region only produces about half the amount of wine but boasts both tremendous quality and variety. With its laid-back atmosphere and down-to-earth attitude, the wineries of Sonoma are appreciated by wine tourists for their friendliness and approachability. The entire county intends to become a 100% sustainable winegrowing region by 2019.

Grape varieties are carefully selected to reflect the best attributes of their sites—Dry Creek Valley’s consistent sunshine is ideal for Zinfandel, while the warm Alexander Valley is responsible for rich, voluptuous Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay and Pinot Noir are important throughout the county, most notably in the cooler AVAs of Russian River, Sonoma Coast and Carneros. Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Syrah have also found a firm footing here.

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A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.

HOR053706_2006 Item# 98245

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