Spirits and Wine: A 2014 Holiday Gift Guide | Benziger Family Winery

Spirits and Wine: A 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

The Daily Meal, By Gabe Sasso, Special Contributor, December 12, 2014 "This Bordeaux-inspired blend is composed largely of cabernet sauvignon (65 percent), with dollops of merlot (10 percent), cabernet franc (10 percent), petit verdot (10 percent), and malbec (five percent). It comes entirely from a biodynamic-certified estate vineyard in Sonoma County. Ripe plum, blackberry, and violet aromas abound on the nose. Dried dark berry fruits accompanied by bits of kirsch liqueur fill out the sumptuous palate along with black tea. Continued rich, elegant, and well-proportioned dark fruit flavors continue through the finish along with earth and cocoa. This wine has a particularly impressive length, depth, and grace for a 2011. It’s delicious now but will age beautifully over the next dozen years." Full article is found here.