In the fall of 2000 winery owner and viticulturist, Jim Regusci purchased 20 tons of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a vineyard that he planted and manages for a close friend. He brought the grapes to his winery and had them crushed and isolated from the rest of his own Regusci Estate grown grapes. Not having a specific plan for the grapes, he asked his winemaker, Charles Hendricks to make the wine and age it separately. Because the particular vineyard did not have a name one of his cellar hands, who also works from time to time in the vineyards, chose to label the barrels 'Twenty Bench'. The name was chosen to signify the 20 tons of fruit from the gentle rising bench land vineyard from which they were picked.
The following year Jim was approached by one of his close friends James Harder, who also happened to oversee the sales and marketing of Jim's own Regusci Estate wines. James was interested in developing a wine with one simple mission in mind: to make an exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon that could retail for under $20 per bottle and 'over deliver' on quality for the price. Both men knew that besides owning the 290-acre Regusci Estate in the Stags Leap District, Jim Regusci was also the owner of Regusci Vineyard Management, which manages over 2000 acres of grapes in and around Napa Valley, surely he could somehow provide what James was looking for.
Regusci took James into his cellar and drew a barrel sample of the wine for them to try. After one small taste they knew that this was the Cabernet Sauvignon they had in mind. What they also noticed was the name "Twenty Bench" written in chalk on the side of the barrels they also discovered a great name for this special wine. Over the years "Twenty Bench" has earned a stellar reputation among some of the countries top restaurants and wine retailers for offering an exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon at a very affordable price.
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5584 Silverado Trail,
Napa, CA, 94558