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2018 B Cellars Star Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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September 25, 2022 - $81



96Jeb Dunnuck

...beautiful, offering lots of ripe blackcurrants, toasted spices, dried violets, leather, and tobacco leaf-like aromas and flavors. These all carry to a full-bodied, beautifully balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with perfectly integrated tannins, no hard edges, and a great, great finish.

95The Wine Advocate

...expressive notions of blackcurrant jelly, chocolate mint, blackberry pie and mulberries with touches of mocha, tilled soil and bay leaves. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a rock-solid structure of firm, grainy tannins and lively freshness supporting the muscular black fruits, finishing on a persistent minty note.

94Wine Enthusiast

Tasty, rich and soft on the palate, this vineyard-designate shows notes of char, toasted oak and blackberry cola. Supple and bold, it is ripe, full-bodied and concentrated in style, with shocks of baking spice and black pepper.

93Wine Spectator

Lush and creamy in feel, with enticing plum sauce, cassis and blackberry reduction flavors gliding through. There's a graphite spine inlaid deeply to give this form without being obtrusive, while roasted apple wood, warm earth and tobacco notes fill in through the finish.


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.