Sunday, July 31, 2011
2008 Bennett Lane "Turn Four" Cabernet
I hadn't had the 2008 Bennett Lane Turn Four Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa County since New Year's Eve. With some thick KC strips on the grill I thought it was a good time for a revisit. Still shows great color. Super sweet cherries and licorice on the nose and palate with hints of dry cocoa on the palate. Slick French oak; think vanilla and black shoe polish. Medium-bodied with nice tannins and balancing acidity. Not terribly complex, but what's there is there in spades and quite delicious. 14.5% alcohol is very apparent. A blend of sustainable vineyards from the Calistoga, Oakville and St. Helena districts of Napa. Proof that you can still get a nice California Cabernet for $20 or so.