Benchmark Wines

Cullen Wines

Kevin John Margaret River Chardonnay 2015

3/6.75/9.75 = 19.5 out of 100 say 98
Eight year Kevin John - lovely with pear on the nose and pear with perfectly balanced acid on the palate. Sets a high benchmark for all premium Chardonnay.
— 2 months ago

Clonakilla

Canberra District Shiraz Viognier 2008

A gorgeous perfume and palate - just a gorgeous wine. The Viognier giving a noticeable apricot note together with dried black cherry and a touch of cinnamon. Medium to full bodied finishing with supple tannins. This has been the benchmark for Shiraz Viognier in Australia for as long as I can remember. — 7 months ago

Juan, Tom and 18 others liked this

Las Vertientes

Benchmark Red Blend

Love this wine - Christina — 2 years ago

Benchmark Wines

Criterion Collection Chianti Classico Sangiovese

Very good value Chianti, med bodied great flavor from the 2020 — 2 months ago

William Hill Estate Winery

Benchmark Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

ESF
9.3

In the pocket w/long life ahead: solid Napa CS - usually priced out of these wines, but I picked this up years ago and decided to see where it was: super inky, not a sign of age, very generous fragrant nose right away, lots of [chambord] liqueur like blackberry, black cherry, black raspberry, cassis, and well integrated oak. Rich luscious viscous on palate, finely grained tannins, loads of fruit from nose and a lengthy finish. Perfect w/ribeye — 4 months ago

Aravind, Vanessa and 7 others liked this

Benchmark Wines

Criterion Collection Reserva Valle de Colchagua Carménère 2015

Delicious, dry, flavorful, and smooth. 2019 vintage — 8 months ago

Jacques Selosse

Lieux Dits Les Carelles Extra Brut Blanc de Blancs Grand Cru Champagne Chardonnay

(Disgorged 1/19)- Always my favorite of the Lieux-Dits and without question one of the very best Blanc de Blancs Champagnes on the planet, it’s stunning tonight, rich, powerful and intense with crazy depth to its layers, unfurling in a Burgundy glass to reveal its complex core of rich orchard fruit, roasted nuts, gun smoke, old rum barrels and candied white flowers, all with seamless integration and balance. The palate is generous and detailed, with racy acids, waves of saline laced chalky Le Mesnil minerals and a finish that just keeps going. For me, the BdB benchmark. — 3 months ago

Jan, Severn and 8 others liked this

Domaine Tempier

Bandol Rosé Blend 2022

The benchmark Bandol rosé. Floral notes. Red fruit (strawberry, watermelon) and citrus flavors. Refreshing, slightly saline, great texture. Delicious — 7 months ago

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Benchmark Wines

Criterion Collection Reserva Mendoza Malbec 2020

Very drinkable, while cooking and with grilled steak. Lynnfield Whole Foods. Definitely would get again, perfect summer wine. — 9 months ago