Wine Spectator 92 points - Tight, focused and well-structured, with a firm band of cedar- and mineral-laced currant, graphite, herb and cherry. Gains complexity and depth before ending with ripe, chewy tannins. Best from 2010 through 2017. (Aug 19 2009)
The wine begins with aromas of cocoa, cherry and plum. Subtle hints of all spice, cedar and toffee develop in the glass as the wine opens. On the palate there are rich flavors of mocha, chocolate and raspberry that lead to an elegant finish, with layers of rich texture and incredible length.
|At Bennett Lane, we are blessed with a Napa Valley location that yields the finest quality grapes. In the cellar we make every effort to highlight this quality and bring it to fruition in the bottle. We are committed to minimal intervention and gentle handling, from the harvest to bottling. In this way, our wines can best express the essence of their terroir, or origin. The goal is to create elegant wines that are also rich in flavor.