Monday, October 17, 2005

Benziger Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon'01, Sonoma Valley, USA

A really spicy and dry full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon from Sonoma Valley.

Technical Data:The 2001 vintage is a 5 grapes “Bordeaux style” blend with Cabernet Sauvignon ( over 75%), Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec aged in primarily American oak with some French for 15 months.

Desription:A full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, spicy and very flavored, on both nose and palate focused on cherry, cedar, tobacco, toast, herbs and blackberry.

Food Pairings & Service:Rabbit stew, beef tortillas, roast venison, and barbecued lamb.

Score:5/10 Not my Favourite even if it is well-crafted!

Suggested Retail Price:$16.99

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