Amazing 2015 vintage in California - (Robert Parker rated the vintage as a whole 97 points for Cabernet Sauvignon)
This is an impressive Cabernet for $20
2015 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley...$19.99
Suggested retail is $24
This is a classic Knights Valley Cabernet (of course Knights Valley has been made famous by Beringer and Peter Michael Les Pavots)
Aged in French Barrels - 45% were new
The delicious Bench Cabernet Sauvignon from Knights Valley exudes a deep , dark purple color in the glass. The nose is vibrant with violets, huckleberry and a touch of vanilla spice. The palate is elegantly wound with dusty tannins and a supple, velvet texture. The long, seamless finish ebbs and flows with flavors of black currant, dark cocoa and black forest floor.
Exclusively sourced from Totem Ridge vineyard. Totem Ridge Vineyards were planted in 1991 under the guidance of the late Paul VanderSchalie, whose history as a viticulturist in Knight’s Valley spanned thirty years and included his influence with Beringer Vineyards, and later the planting for nearby Peter Michael Winery. The soil is a rich rocky volcanic loam, allowing it to sustain the vines without the need for irrigation. By summer’s end the vines experience just enough hardship to respond by creating the intense and distinctive flavors for which Knight’s Valley is known.