The 2012 Wine of the Year -
2009 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99
The Red Carpet Family is very proud to present Bench Cab as our 2012 Wine of the Year. The Top 100 is about the best wines for the money; we present to you a 100% Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon for just under $20. The Bench has a brilliant deep garnet hue and is a perfect representation of this noble varietal. Aromatically, it is a cavalcade of blueberry, red forest fruit, sensual suede, loam and even a slight hint of eucalyptus. It is so robust, yet elegant with tannins that bring together a mesh of currants, tobacco, and fresh herbs. Age worthy for sure, but ready to be enjoyed right now, so why wait. -H.K, Red Carpet Wines.
#3 of the Top 100: 2010 Cyprus Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir $34.99Dan Fitzgerald is the winemaker and a very talented one at that. He has three wines on our list and could easily have had more. He makes wines of great structure that show terroir and are extraordinarily drinkable; no over the top manipulation or nonsense with his wines! I see big things happening with his winery and am proud to be able to showcase his wines to our customers. Michael
#11 of the Top 100: 2010 Bench Pinot Noir $18.99 An amazing Value to say the least. This is a wine of great character and yet is very approachable. The fruit is sourced from some of the best vineyards in the Sonoma Coast but won't break the bank. The fruit comes from Sangiacomo Amaral Ranch and carries notes of blackberries, strawberries, and Pomegranate. Delicious with coq au vin, beef bourguignon, poultry, pasta and filet mignon. Michael
Cheers to a great tasting in LA, I'll be in Big D judging the http://www.dallaswinecomp.com - Ali