[one_third]R oger showcased some really nice Sonoma wines this weekend. Amy Cross, the representative for the wines, was on hand to answer questions about them.
Four of the wines are from Brack Mountain Wine Company, a thriving, family-owned winerydedicated to making artisan, small production wines that offer value. Located in the Russian River Valley near Sebastopol, California, their winemaking team is committed to producing elegant wines that reflect their region, vineyards and climate.
Their most popular label, Bench wines are sourced from Benchland Vineyards where the valley floor transitions to steep, rocky soils, ideal for producing wines with exceptional structure and character.
Where: Vineyard Wine Market (map), 4414 Evans to Lock Road, Evans, GA. (706) 922-9463

When: Friday, January 27, 2017, 5-7PM. Saturday, January 28, 2017, 5 to 7 pm.
Cost: $8
Here are the wines presented (click to see more):

  1. Bench Chardonnay 2015
  2. Bench Pinot Noir 2014
  3. Lelia Garnacha 2014
  4. Lapis Luna Moon Eyes Cabernet Sauvignon 2013
  5. Bench Merlot, 2014
  6. Bench Cabernet Sauvigno 2014

Here are the detailed wine notes:
Bench Chardonnay 2015 | Russian River area of Sonoma, California
The 2015 Bench Chardonnay has a hue of pale straw yellow in the glass. The nose is reminiscent of fresh rainfall mixed with honey and orange blossom. The palate is crisp and well textured with flavors of stone fruit and honeydew melon, complemented by a wet stone finish. Website
Cost: $19
Bench Pinot Noir 2014 | Sonoma Coast, California
Deep, dark ruby in color, this wine offers aromas of ripe fig, pumpkin seed and strawberry coulis. The palate is tightly focused with flavors of bright currant, cola and a hint of pungent, wild mushroom. The mouthfeel is supple yet structured with well integrated tannins that provide the integrity for this charming wine. Website
Cost: $19
Lelia Garnacha 2014 | Spain
Deep ruby color. Spicy raspberry and cherry aromas with some spiciness and floral notes. Fresh red berry,black currant, and cherry flavors. Soft, smooth finish.
Cost: $12.99
Lapis Luna Moon Eyes Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 | Lodi, California
This Lapis Luna Cabernet Sauvignon burst with Big Bouquets of Caramel and Cassis, that transcends to the pallet with flavors of Black Cherry, Butterscotch, and Cedar showcasing the Lodi region earthiness. Website
Cost: $14.99
Bench Merlot, 2014 | Knights Valley, California
Brilliant ruby red hue, the nose is expressive with cherry cream, blackberry reduction and cedar. The palate is creamy and lush, flavors of pie crust, dark forest fruits and tangy Marion-berries meld together on a lasting, elegant finish. Website
Cost: $19.99
Bench Cabernet Sauvigno 2014 | Knights Valley, Sonoma, California
The 2014 Bench Cabernet Sauvignon exudes a deep, dark purple color in the glass. The nose is vibrant with violets, huckleberry and a touch of vanilla spice. The palate is elegantly wound with dusty tannins and a supple, velvet texture. The long, seamless finish ebbs and flows with flavors of black currant, dark cocoa and black forest floor. Website
Cost: $19


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