benziger tribute 2007

Benziger Tribute 2007

$79.99

Tribute is a first of its kind. Made entirely from estate-grown grapes, this Bordeaux blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon reveals the complexity and individuality of the Benziger family Sonoma Mountain estate. Tribute was the first Demeter-certified Biodynamic® wine from Sonoma County and one of the first from North America.

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Benziger Tribute 2007

Tribute is a first of its kind. Made entirely from estate-grown grapes, this Bordeaux blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon reveals the complexity and individuality of the Benziger family Sonoma Mountain estate. Tribute was the first Demeter-certified Biodynamic® wine from Sonoma County and one of the first from North America.

Aroma: The slow ripening and cooler temperatures preserved beautiful fresh fruit aromas of blueberry and, boysenberry. Scents of dark chocolate, coffee, nutmeg, vanilla and black pepper also introduce the wine. Mouthfeel: This vintage of Tribute really exceeds all other years in sheer enjoyment. The entry of the wine is rich and full with an almost sweetness to it. The tannins engage immediately; layer after layer of velvet, silk and chalk. The finish is round and smooth.

Wine & Spirits

Grown at the Benziger family’s estate vineyard, which is farmed under a biodynamic regimen with the help of Alan York, Tribute has become one of Sonoma’s top cabernet blends. This vintage has lovely depth of fruit with earthy detail in the flavor and spiciness in the tannin. There’s a bright, juicy note to contrast those darker tones. Firm and accessible as a young wine, this will gain breadth with bottle age.

Score: 93. December 01, 2010.

Wine Enthusiast

Ripe, forward blackberry, cherry, currant and licorice flavors mark this Cabernet-based Bordeaux blend. It’s dry, and the tannins are ultrarefined. But there’s an astringent feeling that shuts down the palate’s appreciation of how good it is. This is a wine you want to cellar for 4–6 years.

Score: 90. —Steve Heimoff, December 15, 2010.

Category: Red Wine
Varietal: Cabernet SauvignonCabernet FrancMerlotPetit Verdot
Region: California » Sonoma County » Sonoma Mountain
Producer: Benziger
Alcohol: 14.6%

 

Additional Information

Weight 2.5 lbs
Dimensions 3 x 3 x 12 in