About Benziger 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County
The Benziger Family is well known in for producing some of the best value, quality wines in Sonoma County. And over the last decade or so their focus has been on improving the quality of their wines through improved farming techniques. More specifically, through sustainable, organic and biodynamic grape growing. All of their estate vineyards are all three right now but they are also working very closely with their grape growing partners to implement full sustainability in their vineyards as well. The aim overall is to produce richer, more flavorful grapes for better wines, and this Cab is a prime example. Grapes are sourced from small growers throughout the County. Low-yield fruit with very concentrated flavors. The wine is fermented slowly with extended skin maceration and then aged 16 months in oak barrels. Wine Review Online scored this 94 points saying "For the combination of high quality and low cost, Benziger is stunningly consistent. The 2015 Sonoma County Cabernet shows bright red-fruit flavors, supple tannins, a hint of wood spice and exceptional balance. A thoroughly enjoyable Cab that you can drink now at a great price. A platinum award-winner at the 2018 San Diego International Wine & Spirits Challenge."