Sanford & Benedict 1979 Library Cabernet Sauvignon 2-Pack

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Library of Cabness

Are you out there, Billy Corgan?

Remember 1979? We don't, because we drink a lot of wine. But we were reminded of a particularly significant event on February 18th of that year, when, for only about 30 minutes, snow fell in the Sahara Desert. Oh sure, there were some other noteworthy events, like Maggie Thatcher becoming the Prime Minister or the death of Sid Vicious or Queen's release of "Don't Stop Me Now," a powerful tour de force featuring Freddy Mercury's piano mastery and Brian May's brilliant guitar solo.

Anyway, it snowed in 1979. That brief Saharan flurry was the "the first time in living memory" that the region saw snowfall. So it was a pretty big deal.

We think that's an apt analogy for this Sanford & Benedict Cab. It is as rare and wondrous and special as snow in the Sahara. And, yes, pedantic meteorologists (is there any other kind?) will point out that snow in the Saharan mountain ranges is slightly more common. And sure, you might also have read about a snowstorm in the Sahara two years ago. Just accept our flimsy literary device on its flimsy merit and stop picking apart our work. WE ARE VERY SENSITIVE, YOU KNOW.

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1979 Sanford & Benedict Cabernet Sauvignon, Santa Ynez Valley 750ml 2-Pack

Here is a piece of California wine history in a bottle. Perfectly stored. Sanford and Benedict were pioneers in the Santa Barbara wine region. They planted some of the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines in Sta. Rita Hills, now widely recognized as one of the finest sites for these varietals in California. They also made Cabernet Sauvignon.

The 1979 Sanford & Benedict Cabernet Sauvignon is from an important, historic vineyard in California history. Located in the Santa Ynez Valley (the sub-appellation was renamed Santa Rita Hills in 2006), this was one of the first vineyards planted in the windswept, cool climate hills toward Lompoc.

The vineyard was planted by Richard Sanford and Michael Benedict. Ultimately, the partners separated and Cabernet was replanted in favor of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. The wine has been perfectly cellared for 35 years and only 20 cases remain of this special wine.

The wine shows quite a bit of pyrazine on the nose (bell pepper) but there remains some fruit and leather and intriguing tertiary notes. If you like Bordeaux, try this wine.


Winery Retail Price: $100.00
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Total MSRP:   $110.00

  • Alcohol: 12%

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