Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Bennett Family Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
For a team dinner, we dined at Tuttos Restaurant in Milwaukee. Standing out from the fairly typical selection of wines by glass was this Bennett Family Napa Valley Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 2006. After but one sip I ordered the bottle to accompany our dinner entrees. This was a nicely polished, flavorful, complex but easy drinking Napa Valley Cabernet that represented good value for the price (QPR). While they didn't list the vintage on the winelist I later inquired and found it turned out to be the 2006 vintage which we first discovered and last tasted at another fine dining restaurant, Kinzie Chop House in Chicago. See my unwindwine.blogspot post of that dinner.
This must be a one and done producer release as I haven't seen and can't find any other vintage releases of this wine. The restaurant say they have quite a bit of this wine so its worth a revisit to partake of this again.
Like the first tasting, the Bennett opened with aromas of dark plum, black cherry and mocha, dense flavors of candied dark fruit and subtle hints of vanilla, oak and a touchc of spice. The finish is smooth and velvety, with elegant tannins. The Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of fruit from the Estate Lynch Family vineyard in Rutherford and select other sources throughout the Napa Valley.
RM 89 points.