#8 | B Cellars Vineyards & Winery - Blend 24, 2016

Overview: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery - Blend 24, 2016. Drank during the summer of 2018, with my co-worker Russ, who stayed at B Cellars winery during his Napa Valley trip this past spring.

 

Producer: B Cellars Vineyards and Winery
Country: USA
Region: Napa Valley, CA
Varietal Composition: 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Sangiovese, 14% Petite Syrah
Vintage: 2016
Avg. Cost: $67.00

Overall Rating: 3.6 of 5

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Look: Murky and dull-bright. Deep purple in color. TMedium viscosity.

 

Smell: Sound wine. Medium intense youthful and floral aromas on the nose of black fruit and alcohol. Very dark, inky, and plumy on nose.

 

Taste: Off dry, medium+ body. Jammy and tart. Some grip from tannins, medium+ acidity. Fruity. Fairly complex with a decently long finish and length.

 

Conclusion: Not perfectly harmonious. Not perfectly out of balance, but not completely within it, either. Perfect table top red wine for dinner parties and guest.


Occasion: Drank this wine on July3rd with a co-worker who stayed at B Cellars in Napa Valley prior this year. The bottle was his treat. Enjoyed while musing over life. brought back some special memories. This bottle was produced in the same region I proposed to my fiancee in, and was bottled in the same city we stayed in at our Air BnB. The grapes were harvested a few months before we started dating, so this wine mirrors the length of our relationship pretty well.