Award & Accolades

Merlot, Bench Vineyards

Merlot, Bench Vineyards
  • 2019

    • Wine Spectator, April 30, 2022 Vol 47, No. 1

      89 Points, “Shows a supple mix of dried red cherry and currant flavors with notes of hot stone as well as sanguine hints on the mid palate. The finish is highlighted by cooking spice accents and hints of dried fig. Drink now.” Kim Marcus

  • 2018

    • Critics Challenge

      91 Points & Gold Medal

    • Beverage Testing Institute

      89 Points, "An easy-to-pair, strong-structured Merlot..."

  • 2017

    • Sonoma County Harvest Fair Wine Competition

      Double Gold Medal & Best of Class

    • Wine Spectator

      90 Points: "Well-structured, with a firm backbone of acidity to the dried dark currant, dark cherry and dried berry flavors. Cedary accents show midpalate, featuring notes of graphite and slate on the tannic finish. Drink now through 2023." 2,500 cases made.—Kim Marcus printable