benchland

benchland

(ˈbɛntʃˌlænd)
n
(Physical Geography) a stretch of level ground at the foot of mountains
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We are camped in the shade of a mountain covered with conifer trees, and the land around is abandoned treeless benchland.
Helena and at the western edge of the valley, where benchland meets more rugged hills.
Dry Creek has much to recommend it in addition, notably Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc, along with some superb benchland Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, a potentially dramatic Syrah and a handful of other wines.
She admits that though the crop yield from her 8-acre leaf roll-affected Kronos Vineyard located on benchland between Rutherford and St.
97 Cakebread 1999 Benchland Select Cabernet Sauvignon (California).
Lewistown feels a bit like that, isolated in the midst of endless rolling grassland, occasional coulees, antelope resting in wheat stubble, far-off mountains upthrust and breaking the weather into massive fronts, and tiny communities with blunt names like Belt, Moccasin, Geyser, Benchland, Buffalo, Straw.
A well-structured wine with layers of flavors -- from valley floors, benchland and hillside vineyards -- with nuances of cherry and black fruit; soft tannins and vanillin spice on the finish.
A well-structured wine with layers of flavors--from valley floors, benchland and hillside vineyards--with nuances of cherry and black fruit; soft tannins and vanillin on the finish.
If you take California State Highway 128 west from Cloverdale in northern Sonoma County, you are soon climbing on the twisting two-lane road through a jumble of hilly benchland and rocky canyons.