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750ml - 24 bottles 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon, Benchland Select, Oakville

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This lot is closed for bidding. Bidding ended on 2/20/2021
The Cakebread Cellars team delights in highlighting the personalities of its estate vineyards through gentle approaches in the cellar, so that each unique origin shines through in its top-rated wines. A shining beacon of this storied winery’s portfolio is its Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon, and your lot includes two cases of the lustrous 2008 vintage. Your wine was crafted from two exceptional vineyards in Napa Valley’s gently sloping western benchlands, including Hill Ranch in the heart of the famed Rutherford nested appellation not far from the winery. Both sites enjoy ideal eastern exposures, well-drained soils and mild afternoon temperatures, resulting in uniform fruit ripening and wines of impressive depth and elegance. In 2008, 60% of the Benchland Select grapes came from the Hill Ranch, with 40% from the esteemed Oakville nested appellation. The 2008 growing season started with heavy rains in the winter, along with drought conditions and frost in the spring. Coupled with heat during grape set, this reduced the size of the crop, greatly concentrating flavors. The clear and mild summer that year provided ideal conditions for the full maturation of the grapes, with the perfect balance of sugar and acidity. Your resulting wine is full of dark fruit, dark chocolate and supple oak, ending with a long, elegant finish.

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24 Bottles 750ml
Cakebread Cellars - Benchland Beacon
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Final prices include Buyer's Premium: $7,500
Auction closed on Saturday, February 20, 2021.
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