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Benziger Tribute Red 2012

Updated March 16, 2018
Benziger Tribute Red 2012
Benziger Tribute Red 2012

Price$80.00

Vintage2012

AppellationSonoma County

WineryBenziger

Alcohol14.60%

Production2,042 cases

Bottle Size750 ml

CategoryRed

Aging ProgramBarrel aged 20 months in French oak (40% new)

Oak OriginFrench

Blend67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 6% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot

Total Acidity6.00 g/L

pH4.00

“The Benziger Tribute Red 2012 really exceeds all other years in sheer enjoyment. The entry of this red 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. Scents of dark chocolate, coffee, nutmeg, vanilla, and black pepper also introduce the red wine.”

A newer vintage of this wine is now available: Benziger Tribute Red 2014.

Taste SummaryBerry, Blueberry, Chocolate, Coffee, Pepper

Wine QualitiesRich, Silky

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