by Thumper 12141604
Compared to many others that I've tried, this 2005 offering is a bit "soft" as cabs go. However, it is still quite firm with plenty of varietal character and complexity. This is a great wine for those new to Cabernet Sauvignon. A delicious apertif, great with red meats and hearty cheeses. Repeat by for certain.
We received this bottle from neighbors. I have like every thing that I have tried from Courtney Benham and this is no different.
The grape showed its full character. I could taste the grape, the undertones, and the oak. Well balanced. A decent bouquet, nose green but not an overpowering floral.
2002 Courtney Benham Cabernet Napa is dynamite
Stopped by Total Wine & More to check out their # 1 rated wine for 2007- 2002 Courtney Benham Cabernet Napa. Shared a bottle with my wife and some friends along with some good old fashion pasta and meatballs. We all died and went to heaven! What an excellent Cab for $19.99. I had to buy a case the next day. Without a doubt this is a $30-40 Napa Cabarnet.
Classic Napa Cap
2008- Young yet quite drinkable now. That classic Napa Cab. Tight at first but kept getting better and better.
Good All Around Cab - Great Price
Minimal nose with a hint of berrys and spice. Light on the palate with almost no tanin feel - light for a cab. Drinks more like a merlot or malbec. Finish very light spice. Drinkable daily!
by new world wine
Decent Cabernet but not overly impressive. Better selections at the $20 point.
2006 is well balanced. Not overly big but still great.
Great with carne asada
Very pleasant cabernet sauvignon alone or with beef. Structure decent but not outstanding, good color, nice finish, not so subtle vanilla flavor, slightly sweet. Absolutely outstanding value!
good but not great
I was told this was the best selling cabernet in the store when I was looking at another cab at same price point so I tried it.
Very nice cabernet, great for a steak dinner. I might buy it again but not exceptional - you can do as well if not better at this price or less. Nice balance but the finish is just ok.
I can see why it may be a popular choice for red meat dinners.
We enjoyed this wine, smooth and with a GREAT nose, unusual for a Cab. Good value for the money.
Bought for the Berlin's on 12/24/2007 $20
Fantastic, complex Cab.
by Big Daddy
Based on previous notes, I was lucky to get this at $15 instead of $20. I was surprised at how ready this 2005 was. It was smooth, well balanced, had concentrated dark fruit and good oak. It's good now but can definitely hold for a few more years. I'd say it's case-worthy.
Great cab for the price!
Got it because it was the #1 recomeded pick for by the total wine and it was definately worth it.
JUST HAPPENED UPON THIS ONE AND HAVE BOUGHT MORE.
SMOOTHE ....WOULD NEVER GUESS A PRICE OF 19.99
Sold for $19.99 but went down like $39.99
This past weekend while getting our haul for the week at Total Wine I was lucky to find a tasting for this wine. Like the title of this review says the price is a huge bargain for the wine and I'll share the label with all my friends. This weekend I'm going back to get a case!
2008 Courtney Benham Cabernet Sauvignon
I certainly expected more from a $20 bottle. An "alcoholic" finish and slightly tannic. Very little oak and a fairly "light" wine. I bought this based on Total Wine's recommendation of #1 wine for the price. I would completely disagree. I've had $8 Cabs with just about as much character. Disappointed. I'll clarify by saying is was "ok" as far as wine goes, but certainly not for the money.
smooth initial, strong aftertaste
Pete Likes. Mary not so much...
I expected a lot more after reading the advertisements. Have found more full tasting cabs for a lot less.
Lucca Red 2005
I realize that everyone has their own likes and dislikes, but I was VERY disappointed with the 2006 Stag's Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon. This AVA has a history for producing great wines, but this $19.99 bottle underperformed. Too sweet/not enough character/no oak-y notes or vanilla. Honestly, if I was blindfolded and tasted this, I'd swear it was Yellowtail Cabernet (yes, I have tasted Yellowtail on occasion!)
Just a OK... NOT a great !!
It is a OK bottle.. In fact... you can find much a better bottle for less money.