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Friday, June 21, 2013

Bennett Lane Winery Timeless Red, Napa Valley

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This tasty red wine is “timeless” indeed. It is a blend of multiple vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Napa Valley. Bennett Lane is known for producing top of the line Cabernets and this is a good price point (about $28) to explore their winemaking.

The Cabinator brought this bottle over to the house to enjoy. He is a fan of Napa Cabs, of course, and this bottle didn’t disappoint.

Timeless is rich with bright cherry flavor that is fruit forward but with notes of caramel. The Merlot ensures this is smooth and a true “pop and pour” bottle.

This bottle doesn’t have the complexity that we imagine Bennett Lane’s Reserve Cabernet would have – the tannins are almost absent. Timeless does offer an explosion of juicy fruit and a long lingering finish. It is a nice casual red.

Rating: 2.5 of 5  Value: 3

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