Scattered Peaks

Scattered Peaks is a creative marriage of Derek’s greatest loves: surfing, skiing and wine. A powerful triple-entendre, the term ‘Scattered Peaks’ refers to a surfing condition when waves approaching the shore split, creating different wave peaks. Secondly, the term signifies the many snowy peaks around the world that Benham has conquered with unmatched enthusiasm. Finally, ‘Scattered Peaks’ refers to our vineyards dotted across the world-renowned Napa Valley.

Harvested at the peak of ripeness and aged for 18 months in French oak barrel, 50% new, Scattered Peaks offers intense black and red fruit aromas bolstered by hints of baking spice and toasted oak. On the palate, dark brooding fruit flavors of black cherry and cassis intermingle with notes of anise and violet. Firm and silky tannins with a touch of vanilla support a long, enjoyable finish.