2016 COURTNEY BENHAM MELANGE DU BAUM STAGS LEAP DISTRICT, NAPA VALLEY
Tasting Notes from Master Sommelier, “The Courtney Benham Melange du Baum 2016 red wine is a real joy to experience. The nose has an alluring opulence with muddled blackberries, black plums, French lavender, and sweet vanilla, followed by blueberry pie, creme de cassis, liquid minerals, and light baking spices. The lush, rich palate begins with penetrating, focused flavors of mixed red and black berries, ripe plums, berry cobbler, and floral notes, followed by a brilliant, lingering finish. It is the perfect blend of power and elegance, and made in a style that just about any red wine lover will cherish.” Kevin Vogt 95 POINTS
Body meets pavement. Terroir meets meticulous winemaking. One has a dramatic effect on the other. Inspired by a misfortunate tumble off his Baum, Courtney Benham wines represent how terroir can shape a wine, much like rugged terrain can shape a cyclist.