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Stacy Slinkard

Wine of the Week: 2006 Benessere "Phenomenon" (CA) $55

By June 7, 2011

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The 2006 Benessere Phenomenon is an incredible, Napa-styled Super Tuscan.  With engaging aromatics, plenty of elegant, palate appeal and crafted in small lots, this wine drinks like twice the price. 

On the nose expect layers of dark fruit, expressive oak and warm spice.  The palate profile reveals another lively rendition of  rich, ripe fruit, with exquisite structure and seamless integration.   The finish is persistent and quite memorable. 

This is one of those "special" wines to keep in mind for wedding gifts, Father's Day or whatever celebration that you have that demands something that is limited production, yet offers up boundless palate perks.  Give the Benessere Phenomenon a go with rich meats, grilled fare or hearty stews and sauces. 

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