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2010 Benziger Family Winery Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County, USA

NV   1992   2004   2007   2009   2011
1987   1998   2005   2008   2010
Wine Notes

Price Range of 750ml bottle, ex-tax in USD
Average: $19   From: $15   To: $20

Search Rank 3922 What is this?
Over all vintages, this was the 3922nd most popular wine on Wine-Searcher last year.
Search rank last month: 5044th

Score: 90  
The Wine-Searcher score of 90/100 is based on the following wine critic score:
Critic Score
90/100  
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Awards
Award Organization Award Year Result
San Francisco International Wine Competition 2013 Bronze


Grape Variety

Cabernet Sauvignon (often shortened to "Cab Sav" or even just "Cab") is probably the most famous red wine grape variety on Earth. It is rivaled in this regard only by its Bordeaux stablemate Merlot, and its opposite number in Burgundy, Pinot Noir. The product of a natural crossing of key Bordeaux grape varieties Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon's DNA was profiled only as recently as 1997, by researchers in California. Most wine authorities agree that the crossing happened only in the past few centuries, making the variety's current fame all the more impressive. (© All rights reserved, Wine-Searcher)

From its origins in Bordeaux, Cabernet has successfully spread to almost every win ...more


Region
  • Sonoma County, California, is one of the most important wine-growing regions in the whole of the United States. Vines have been planted here since the 1850s, and apart from the inevitable hiatus brought about by Prohibition, the county’s relationship with wine has been prolific and unbroken.

    Viticulturally speaking, Sonoma County is divided into three distinct sections: Sonoma Valley, Northern Sonoma and Sonoma Coast. Each of these has its own AVA title and encompasses several sub-AVAs within its boundaries.

    Sonoma Valley is located in the county's south-eastern corner, and effectively mirrors the shape and orientation of Napa Valley just across the Mayacamas Mountains. It encompasses ...more

  • California's North Coast AVA is vast, covering more than 3 million acres (1.2 million ha) of land to the north of San Francisco. Its large size should not be taken as an indicator of low quality or a lack of regional identity, however – the area is home to some of the wine world's most valuable and distinctive real estate. The Napa Valley, ...more

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