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BENZIGER TRIBUTE RED 2012
BENZIGER TRIBUTE RED 2012
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BENZIGER TRIBUTE RED BLEND

Tribute is a first of its kind. Made entirely from estate-grown grapes, this Bordeaux blend of predominantly Cabernet Sauvignon reveals the complexity and individuality of our Benziger family Sonoma Mountain estate. The first Demeter-certified Biodynamic wine from Sonoma County and one of the first from North America.

The goal of a Biodynamic wine is to truly and authentically reflect the character of a place, variety and vintage, as well as the passion of the people who make it.

VINTAGE 2012: 2012 proved to be a seamless year for growing wine grapes of penultimate quality. Dry spring days were ideal for even bud break and cane growth. Mildew pressure minimized by a drier than normal spring and early summer winds helped keep the humidity low. Flowering and set was complete in a short and even cycle resulting in balanced vines and even veraison. Full flavor maturity was reached at lower sugar levels while still retaining postured and vibrant acidity providing lift and length as well as integrated tannins and excellent flavor extraction. Other vintages showing a similar memorable pedigree are 2007 and 1991.

AROMA:
Scents of dark chocolate, coffee, nutmeg, vanilla and black pepper introduce the wine.

TASTE & MOUTHFEEL:
The 2012 vintage of Tribute really exceeds all other years in sheer enjoyment. The entry of the wine is rich and full, you can almost detect a sweetness to it. The tannins engage immediately; layer after layer of velvet, silk and chalk. The finish is round and smooth. The slow ripening and cooler temperatures preserved beautiful fresh fruit aromas of blueberry and boysenberry.

BLEND:
67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cab Franc, 6% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot

750ml bottle