About This Wine
“This is a benchmark wine.”
That’s the opinion of winemaker Jim Regusci, who is one-third of the team behind Nine North Wine Company, the maker of Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon. The Twenty Bench label was established just after the turn of the millennium, and it has represented both high quality and great value in every vintage.
The 2010 Twenty Bench Cab was crafted from grapes grown in a handful of vineyards around the Napa Valley, and includes small amounts of Merlot and Cabernet Franc in the blend. It’s a perfectly balanced wine with firm structure and silky tannins.
The cuvee spent a year in French oak barrels — 30 percent of which were being filled for the very first time — so there are engaging vanilla spice and cigar box notes to complement the rich fruit flavors. “There’s great finesse on the palate,” Regusci added, “and we’re proud to have this wine represent our 10th anniversary vintage.”
About Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep color and richness with the potential to age a long time, and better still if aged in oak before bottling. Classic flavors blackcurrant, plum, cherry and spice. The most popular varietal of red wine in America.
- Grape Composition:83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot & 8% Cabernet Franc
- Grape Source:Napa Valley, California
- Aromas & Flavors:Black Currant, Red Fruits, Cassis, Blackberry, Cigar Box, Chocolate and Vanilla Spice
- Aging Vessels:French Oak Barrels (30% First Use) for 12 Months
- When to Drink:Now Through 2015
- Food Pairing Suggestionlamb- or beef-based dishes.
15 recipes match for this wine.
Stuffed Flank Steak With Sonoma Sausage Spinach And Pine Nuts Cabernet Sauvignon calls for hearty food, and this recipe is an ideal match. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The RecipeCabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon as the recipe calls for, as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe