The Cakebread Cellars 'Benchland Select’ Cabernet Sauvignon is a total knockout in this vintage. It opens with seductive aromatics of ripe blackberries and dark currants, with loam, espresso, spices, spring florals and graphite adding wonderful complexity. On this palate this possesses a gorgeous full body with a lovely round, voluptuous texture and remarkable overall depth and concentration. It continues to demonstrate outstanding balance and a beautiful seamless quality through the long, supple finish. A total beauty, with characteristics that remind me of a young Pauillac. This should thrive in the cellar for years to come.