Benessere Library Wines
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A specially blended wine made in honor of our founder!
The 2015 John’s Promise incorporates Sagrantino from our estate vineyard, which lends a deep color as well as intriguingly compelling aromas of pomegranite, blackberry, exotic spice, cedar and lavendar. The wine is deep and structured, with layers upon layers of flavor that gradually reveal themselves.
Black cherry, blackberry, and blackcurrant aromas are complemented by hints of mocha and dark chocolate. On the palate, the wine is silky in texture, but it has a delightfully surprising tannic grip. Notes of espresso and dark chocolate-covered cherries stand out against a background of lush fruit flavors. The lingering, complex finish promise a great future for this wine.
Blackberry, blackcurrant and black cherry aromas are complemented by cedar, sage, and thyme notes. These flavors carry through on the palate, supported by substantial but soft, supple tannins. Notes of espresson, dark chocolate, and a hint of tobacco develop on the lingering finish. This is a wine of great length and complexity that will continue to evolve in the glass and cellar.
The vibrant wine is beautifully integrated and on the palate offers flavors of blackberry, espresso bean, dark chocolate, vanilla, sandalwood and exotic spices. Silky tannins lead to a long, complex finish. 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Aglianico. Less than 3 barrels produced.
This beautifully hued wine offers intriguing aromas of pomegranate, raspberry, red flowers, cherry, vanilla bean and dried herbs. On the palate it is soft and deep, with all the flavors mentioned floating atop a bed of molten chocolate. These flavors weave and evolve, offering great complexity, and just a hint of baking spice.
Beautifully clear, dark garnet in color. Hints of rose petal and black cherry on the nose, reminiscent of a Black Forest cake. On the palate, it is like a fine dark chocolate melting on the tongue, or perhaps a ripe strawberry dipped in excellent chocolate. The wine is dense and complex, foretelling a long future of ever increasing dimensions.
91 points - Wine Spectator
This wine displays a rich garnet hue and beautiful, compelling aromas. Notes of black fruits such as blackberry, cassis and black plums are intermixed with hints of cedar, vanilla, and black tea. This Cabernet Sauvignon is irresistible now but will reward cellaring for a decade or more.
With an intense ruby / garnet hue, this wine entices with satisfying aromas of blackberry, boysenberry, blueberry and mocha with hints of lavender. Notes of toasted oak, such as vanilla and spice, add depth to the wine and gently support the fruit character.
Classic Sangiovese aromas of Bing Cherry, leather, and dried roses. The wine is expansive on the palate, with a cornucopia of flavors including blackberry and pomegranate, with hints of dark chocolate and espresso.
"We celebrate our 20th harvest with this inaugural release of John's Promise. An estate-grown, Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend, this wine embodies that promise. It’s densely structured with blackberry fruit flavors complemented by hints of mocha and clove that linger on the finish." - John Benish
This wine boasts a deep, dark garnet hue and complex aromas of blueberry, vanilla, allspice, almond, blackberry and violet. Delicious flavors are supported by firm tannins that are nevertheless graceful on the palate. Mocha and dark chocolate notes emerge on the finish