Benson Ferry 2001 Old Vines Zinfandel (Lodi)
A firm but supple wine that shows off rich chocolate, coffee, plum, spice and herb flavors. The tannins frame the flavors effectively, and offer good structure to the blend. Moderate length on the finish.
Benson Ferry 2001 Select Chardonnay
Solid middle of the road Chard, all peaches and cream and opulent spices. Dry and rich, with a creamy texture, the wine turns peppery on the finish.
Benson Ferry 2003 Port (Lodi)
Ultra-sweet, with honeyed flavors of blackberries, currants, chocolate, anise and spices. Would score higher if it were more concentrated and complex.
Benson Ferry 2001 Syrah (Lodi)
Smells and tastes harsh and hot, with pruny, raisiny aromas and a gritty, earthy flavor. Very dry, with soft tannins and acids. Try with pizza and burgers.