Cornerstone Cellars, Benchlands Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, California, USA, 2015
Benchlands Cabernet Sauvignon
Platinum - Best in Show: Best in Show
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
No other vineyard zone on earth can convey welcoming opulence quite like the Napa valley, and this luxurious wine from the Rutherford AVA doesn't betray the profile. A dark, saturated red-black in colour, it has extravagant scents of blueberry fruits mingled with the exoticism of incense spice. The palate is ample, mouth-filling and broad, and the Cabernet flavours here are typically gentle yet generous, layered and comforting. The tannins have a chocolate ice-cream softness to them, as unforbidding as you like. A fine red to relax with - but don't be misled; it's intricate and complex, too. Drink 2019-2028.