Twenty Bench Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
Boasting a big, rich, complex style at a very reasonable price, Twenty Bench North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon has one of the best quality/price ratios in the shop. Owners Chris Nickolopoulos and Elijah Pfister founded the brand in the fall of 2000 when they purchased 20 tons of exceptional Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from a friend’s Napa Valley vineyard without a specific plan for the grapes. All they knew at the time was it was great fruit from a trusted friend. Because the particular vineyard did not have a name, one of the cellar hands, who also works from time to time in the vineyards, chose to label the barrels 'Twenty Bench'. The name was chosen to signify the 20 tons of fruit from the gentle rising bench land vineyard from which they were picked.
Setting out to create a Cabernet from California that over-delivers on the quality and price is difficult these days but Twenty Bench remains a stand-out. With this 14th vintage of Twenty Bench, Chris and Elijah feel they’ve got a good idea of what their fans like: bold fruit balanced with mellow tannins and bright acidity. Great enjoying on its own or with a savory dish, Twenty Bench will deliver what California Cab lovers are looking for, at a price point that won’t break the bank.
|Region||California, North Coast|