2015 CORNERSTONE BENCHLANDS NAPA VALLEY CABERNET SAUVIGNON
A masterful blend of fruit sourced from prized vineyards, this wine performs against Napa classic Cabs made in the same regions for twice the price. It’s a wine that has every component necessary to be truly outstanding, and it begins with winemaker Kari Auringer who worked under Celia Welch at Cornerstone as well as contributing to the fame of some of the Napa Valley’s most luminous names including Scarecrow, Keever, Kelly Fleming, and Corra to name a few. Adding another level of greatness to the wine is winemaker Charles Thomas who has more than 30 years winemaking experience crafting Robert Mondavi’s Reserve Cabernets, the first twelve vintages of OPUS ONE, or his work at Cardinale, Lokoya, Verité and Rudd. And then there’s the vineyards…
Cornerstone’s 2015 Benchlands Cabernet is built around a core of Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Oakville and Rutherford. The 2015 is made in a rich, opulent style with remarkable intensity and stunning length. On the palate, the wine is rich and elegant with wonderful energy, and flavors that unwind methodically across your palate.
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Petit
Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot