Courtney Benham Wines Cabernet Sauvignon Review
I’m not personally much of a Cab drinker, so while everyone else drank this outstanding value, I sipped on another partygoer’s selection — an organic Nebbiolo from Langhe DOC in Italy that was tart and fruity. Everyone walked away happy.
Wine review by: Jessyca Frederick |
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About this Wine
From this winery: Courtney Benham Wines
Wine color/style: Red wine
Grape variety or blend: Cabernet
Cabernet Sauvignon: What I think
A curiously affordable wine with a serious pedigree, we brought this one to a party. I’m not personally much of a Cab drinker, so it wasn't my favorite, but it if you are into Cabernet, it had all the hallmarks of a classic Napa Cab — blackberry, cassis, and pretty smooth tannins for a young wine.
While everyone else drank this outstanding value, I sipped on another partygoer’s selection — an organic Nebbiolo from Langhe DOC in Italy that was tart and fruity. Everyone walked away happy.
Notice: I hold no formal wine credentials. I am a wine geek who has consumed 1000+ of bottles from 100+ different wine clubs and 1000s more bottles that didn’t come from those wine clubs. I do not accept payment for wine reviews, and I do not accept payments to influence my opinions. I happily accept free wine (and I buy wine).
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