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2010 Signaterra Sunny Slope Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Unite Price: $59
  • Quantity: 2
2011 Obsidian Point, Sonoma Mountain Estate
  • Unite Price: $59
  • Quantity: 2

Sub-Total: $119.00

Sunny Slope Estate

Located in the eastern foothills of the Mayacamas Mountains, in the Sonoma Valley, Sunny Slope Vineyard’s vines were planted in holes pick-axed out of fractured stone over 30 years ago.

The deep roots – a result of maturity and years of laboring for water – combine with the warm southwestern sun exposure, produce thick-skinned grapes which give us the concentrated flavors, inky color and extracted tannins that distinguish this vineyard. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc thrive in the rocky soil of the Sunny Slope Vineyard; as the vines expend most of their energy reaching deep into the ground for water, the vigor of the vine is held in check. This warm Glen Ellen location allows our grapes to grow to full maturity while maintaining a desirable low yield.

Acres

32

Year planted

1995-2008

Weather

Warmest Estate, Cold air blocked by Sonoma Mountain

Soil Type

Gravelly Clay Loam

Grapes Produced

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec

Ava

Sonoma Valley

Elevation

300-500 ft

Clones

Cote, 337, 7, 181

2011 Signaterra Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunny Slope Vineyard-

DOUBLE GOLD, SF Chronicle Wine Competition, 2014

2010 Signaterra Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunny Slope Vineyard-

91 pts, Cellar Selection, Wine Enthusiast, 2014

2010 Signaterra Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunny Slope Vineyard-

GOLD, Sunset Wine Competition, 2013

2009 Signaterra Cabernet Sauvignon, Sunny Slope Vineyard-

DOUBLE GOLD, SF Chronicle Wine Competition, 2013

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Here are a few of the wines Benziger produces from our Sunny Slope Vineyard.

2011 Signaterra Sunny Slope Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Concentrated flavors of dark plum, black cherry, spice and herbs are bold and richly layered. Well-structured tannins and balanced acids give this wine a nicely polished, lush, lanky finish.

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2011 Signaterra Three Blocks Cabernet Sauvignon

We chose the best fruit from three vineyards to create Three Blocks. The well drained Sunny Slope Vineyard brings profoundness to this wine; flavors of intense blackberry pull your attention toward elevated fruit.

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2011 Etta's Blend, Sunny Slope Vineyard

Ripe red fruit and dried oak aromas allude to the fl

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