Cakebread Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon 2001
Wine EnthusiastThe big '01s are still rolling out. This one's very fine and Oakville-y, showing well-oaked, lush black currant and cassis fruit, with a cocoa finish. It has soft, intricately sweet tannins. It's quite delicious now, but seems balanced enough to age through the medium term. Drink before 2010.
Wine SpectatorAromas of herb, stewed plum and earth turn dry and leathery, making this one tough to swallow and leaving little hope for a future. Drink now through 2009. 500 cases made.