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Cornerstone Cellars Benchlands Cabernet Sauvignon
Cornerstone Cellars
United States - California - Napa Valley

Blackberry, dark Bing cherry, and a hint of licorice notes lead the charge, with a touch of vanilla and a touch of ripe plum close behind. The first sip is as smooth and luscious as you might expect. The sweet black fruit at the start is intertwined with complex layers of cassis, dark chocolate, blueberries, and baking spice. The finish lingers with spice and sweet fruit, on a bed of supple tannins, which simply begs for another sip. This has everything we have come to know and love about Cabernet grown in the best viticultural areas of Napa Valley.

Specifications
Appellation
Napa Valley
Wine Type
Red
Varietal(s)
88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 6% Merlot, 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot
Vinification
Wine was aged for 20 months in Oak barrels (80% new French oak and 20% Neutral oak)
Production
1,300 (9-liter cases)

Reviews and News

2016 Cornerstone Cellars Benchlands Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - WE

2016 Cornerstone Cellars Benchlands Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 91 pts"This wine has a sticky grip to it, tannins that weigh around a huge concentration of cedar, clove and varietal cassis. The structure is impressive and lengthy, giving it a boost of complexity and power. - Virginie Boone"

- Wine Enthusiast (September 2020), 91 pts

2016 Cornerstone Cellars Benchlands Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - JD

2016 Cornerstone Cellars Benchlands Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"Brought up in 80% new French oak and including 4% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Benchlands sports a deep purple/ruby hue as well as lots of Cabernet black and blue fruits interwoven with spice box, chocolate, and tobacco notes. This ripe, sweetly fruited, plush effort is one of the more modern styled in the lineup and leads with its fruit. It's a big, opulent fruit bomb done beautifully. Drink it over the coming decade."

- Jeb Dunnuck (May 2020), 91 pts

Producer Information: Cornerstone Cellars

Like a lot of grand adventures, the Cornerstone story starts with a conversation between friends over a glass of wine. The result was Cornerstone Cellars, and two decades later, we’re ...
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