If you are looking for a Cabernet Sauvignon to pair with your steak meal, look no further than Turn 4 by Bennett Lane. Bennett Lane is most known for their fantastic Cabs in the higher end price range (from $55-$95), but they have been able to produce this outstanding second label Cabernet for $25. It’s hard to believe that an excellent Napa Cab could be found for that price, but here it is. The 2007 is ready to drink now, just open it a few hours before your meal and let it breathe. Its rich dark fruits and balanced tannins make it a perfect pairing with red meat. We served the wine with thick strip steaks topped with sauteed onion and mushrooms, baked potato with the works, steamed broccoli and a summer salad of fresh cherry tomatoes, basil from the garden and fresh mozzarella. The wine complimented the entire meal and didn’t overpower any of the food.
This 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet is blended with 4% Petit Verdot and 4% Malbec, giving it a beautiful complexity. It was aged in French Oak for 18 months and only 8,800 cases were produced.
Tasting Notes from the Winemaker
“This Napa Valley Cabernet opens with intense aromas of black fruit, bright cherry and minerals. Background notes of cedar, sage and violets add to the complexity of the wine. On the palate the wine has good weight, with flavors of dark cherry, cocoa, and plums. The tannins are velvety and approachable, leading to a long elegant, fruit driven finish.”