The core of our Cain Concept—The Benchland is about Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the alluvial fan benches that form at the foot of the mountains lining the edges of the Napa Valley. We believe that the Cabernet Sauvignon grown on the western and eastern benches of Oakville, Rutherford, and St. Helena have defined the greatness of the Napa Valley for more than 100 years.
2008 was characterized by low yield—especially in the Cabernet Sauvignon, giving us a tight and concentrated core on which we were able to build with the complementary varieties of our blend. Other than low yields, there were no real issues. It was a typically warm and mellow growing season in the Napa Valley—no wonder the wines from this valley are so easy to love!
Harvest and Varietal Information
Cabernet Sauvignon 48% Merlot 25%
Cabernet Franc 18% Petit Verdot 9%
April 1, 2012