Bella Union Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

$69.99

New release!                                 New from the folks at Far Niente, Bella Union is their new Cabernet Sauvignon from Rutherford. 95 Points Wine Enthusiast "Cellar Selection": "Sinewy, earthy and full of spice, this well-made wine is lush and sumptuous, with firm, focused tannins and integrated oak. Black cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg meld on the structured, fullbodied palate, with a graceful hint of dark chocolate on the finish. This will do wellin the cellar; enjoy 2025–2030." The 2017 Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon offers inviting bright red cranberry, raspberry, boysenberry, dark plum and earth aromas, married with vanilla spice, toast, warm caramel and coffee aromas. The palate expands with concentrated, dark red fruit, black cherry, boysenberry and plum. On the finish, the palate gives way to warm toasted flavors complemented by toffee and coffee notes. This well-balanced wine is structured from start to finish with an enchanting texture that lingers through to completion. Located in Rutherford along Bella Oaks Lane—hallowed ground for Napa Valley Cabernet—the 25-acre Bella Union Vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, with a small portion devoted to Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This western bench location offers an ideal combination of cool evenings and warm afternoons, which, in turn, allows the grapes to ripen fully and evenly. The site’s well-draining, gravelly loam soil plays an equally important role, contributing to the signature character of the vineyard. The fruit is intense, beautifully proportioned and complex with aromatic ripe plum, black cherry and currant flavor

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Ratings on Delectable

Rob Brobst III Delectable Pro

It’s all in the bottle on this one people. The football team, cheerleaders, band, coaches, fans…

It’s all in the bottle on this one people. The football team, cheerleaders, band, coaches, fans…

9.5

Maggie Harrison Delectable Pro

bright clear garnet. minimal rim variation. ripe, stewed red and purple berries and fruit. boysenberry, plum, red raspberry. jammy. medium + intensity, youthful, sweet earth, American oak- toast, wood, vanilla.. dry, full bodied, soft, round, medium + tannin. medium + acid- surprising acid actually, nice fresh quality. liking this much better than previous tastes vintage. balanced, although a wee bit hot. rate 8.5

bright clear garnet. minimal rim variation. ripe, stewed red and purple berries and fruit. boysenberry, plum, red raspberry. jammy. medium + intensity, youthful, sweet earth, American oak- toast, wood, vanilla.. dry, full bodied, soft, round, medium + tannin. medium + acid- surprising acid actually, nice fresh quality. liking this much better than previous tastes vintage. balanced, although a wee bit hot. rate 8.5

Steve Haro

Solid, strong, sophisticated. Raspberry and chocolate and black tea. Fantastic!

Solid, strong, sophisticated. Raspberry and chocolate and black tea. Fantastic!

9.4

K L

Continues to be excellent. Need to try to get more to cellar.

Continues to be excellent. Need to try to get more to cellar.

9.2

Tom Jenkins

Smooth, not earthy or tanniny. Soft flavors and soft fruits.

Smooth, not earthy or tanniny. Soft flavors and soft fruits.

9.0

Jrod

Medium-low boldness. A bit of jam initially with a slightly acidic finish. Great anniversary find.

Medium-low boldness. A bit of jam initially with a slightly acidic finish. Great anniversary find.

9.0

Nikki Vlasic

Cab contestant for wine tasting with mark and michele :)

Cab contestant for wine tasting with mark and michele :)

9.2

K L

Really decent! Drank smoother than others we’ve had recent of this vintage but definitely not as interesting as some of our nicer choices. Good everyday and pleasing cab.

Really decent! Drank smoother than others we’ve had recent of this vintage but definitely not as interesting as some of our nicer choices. Good everyday and pleasing cab.

9.1

K L

Very good! Great value for the price. Would have been even better if aged. Lots of deep red fruit and very earthy.

Very good! Great value for the price. Would have been even better if aged. Lots of deep red fruit and very earthy.

9.1

Ashley Frankie

Ashley give this a 9.3 I gave it a 7.8

Ashley give this a 9.3 I gave it a 7.8

8.6

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