Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Benchlands 2014
This great wine is made from Rutherford fruit, 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot 3% and Cabernet Franc. The alcohol level is lofty, at 14.9% abv, and it retails for $65.
The Benchlands Cab is dark and rich. A nose of blackberries, plums and cassis is layered with leather, spice and oak notes. The aromas are nearly a dead ringer for a Syrah, but that impression goes away on the sip. It's definitely a Cab, and it's a really bold one. The wine is so complex that it seems new flavors arise on each sip. The acidity zings, the tannins grip and the finish lingers on a medium while.