A smooth, mouth-filling wine with aromas of blueberry, blackberry and mint; soft tannins to finish.
Softly lush, complex in flavor, this Cabernet-based Bordeaux blend impresses with power and authority. Thoroughly dry and firm in tannins, it shows classic flavors of black currants and cedar, with intricate notes of cherries, violets, tobacco, mocha and beef jerky. Beautiful now, and should develop for a decade.
|Wine maker notes
|The Benziger Sonoma Mountain estate comprises 30 acres of gardens, woodlands, riparian areas, wetlands, cover crops and wildlife sanctuaries as well as 42 acres of vineyards. Cabernet Sauvignon is the predominant variety, with smaller plantings of Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Old Vine Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc. Tribute is a Meritage estate blend of these first four Bordeaux varieties, each block of which is harvested, vinified and aged separately based on exposure, elevation, soil composition, rootstock and clone. The composition varies by vintage, with Cabernet Sauvignon accounting for 50% to 80% of the finished wine. The result is a wine of unique character with a profound sense of place.
|At Benziger, we’re about three things: family, great wine and healthy vineyards. For more than thirty years we’ve searched Sonoma County for the most distinctive and expressive vineyard sites. Once found, we tended our Sonoma winery using certified Biodynamic, organic and sustainable farming methods. The result is a portfolio of authentic and memorable wines.