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2017 B Cellars Star Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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95Jeb Dunnuck

...ripe, sexy bouquet of spiced blackcurrants, loamy earth, chocolate, and lead pencil that gives way to a full-bodied Cabernet with a wonderful sense of purity and balance.

94The Wine Advocate

...notions of warm cassis, plum preserves, Black Forest cake and cardamom with nuances of lavender, tapenade and charcuterie. Full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid frame of ripe, grainy tannins and seamless freshness with taut, expressive black fruits and a long, savory finish.

94Wine Enthusiast

...seamlessly concentrated core of sharp red fruit, root beer and dark chocolate lingers around lengthy baking spice and subtle hints of vanilla as grippy tannin take hold.

92Wine Spectator

Solid, leading off with a core of cassis and plum preserve flavors, buttressed by savory, sassafras, roasted alder and loam details. Shows heft, with the drive to match on the finish.


B Cellars

B Cellars was established in 2003 when Jim Borsack and Duffy Keys decided to step back from previous careers and produce wine. Winemaker Kirk Venge soon joined the team. The label and logo stand for the BRIX scale, which is a system used to measure the sugar content of grapes and wine. B Cellars sources grapes from many of Napa’s premier vineyards, producing a large portfolio of blends and single vineyards wines. Included are Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and proprietary blends.


United States, California, Napa Valley, Rutherford

Rutherford AVA is just north of the Oakville AVA in the heart of Napa Valley, and it is equally distinguished. It is home to Beaulieu Vineyard and inglenook, arguably Napa Valley’s most historically influential wineries. Inglenook started making in wine in the late 19th century, and Beaulieu Vineyards was producing by the first years of the 20th century. BV founder Georges de Latour is particularly esteemed for having recruited Andre Tchelistcheff, a renowned research oenologist, to move from France to Napa Valley in 1938 and run BV’s winemaking. The legendary Tchelistcheff brought European winemaking techniques to Napa Valley and vastly improved wine quality. Other Rutherford winemakers followed his lead. Today there are 5,000 vineyard acres in Rutherford and many acclaimed producers. The famous Silverado Trail with its exclusive, limited production wineries, runs partly through Rutherford AVA. Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignons are characterized by supple tannins, richness, notes of cherry and plum, depth and the ability to age for several decades. Besides Cabernet Sauvignon the AVA also grows Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. It received its AVA designation in 1994.


Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.