Awards & Accolades

Merlot, Bench Vineyards

  • 2017

    • 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

  • 2014

    • Golds and Points

      • Gold Medal: The Fifty Best Merlots Read More »
      • 90 Points, Excellent: Enobytes Read More »
      • Gold Medal: Jefferson Cup Awards

    • 2017 California State Fair Commercial Wine Competition

      91 points