This Cabernet Sauvignon is a light-absorbing dark purple in the glass. First impressions reveal expressive notes of cassi, raisin cake, dusty soil and exotic spice. Full-bodied on the palate with great acidity and a lingering, spicy finish, this is a bottle to treasure.
Bending the traditional rules of Napa Valley, this unique winery places an emphasis on sourcing and harvesting grapes from dozens of high-quality terroirs, then selecting and blending only the best lots with an equal emphasis on creativity and personal care. Throw in gunslinging winemaker Kirk Venge, and you'll start to understand why this juggernaut has garnered the sort of attention that the major critics have given them. Continually walking the line between honoring traditions and techniques of the past and a contemporary artistic blending approach, their wines showcase the unique synergy of combining fruit from all over Napa Valley. The proprietors of B cellars are understandably pleased with what's been happening with their baby, and by the looks of it, this kid is growing up right before our eyes!
This powerhouse of a wine is sweet in oak and burly tannin, with layers and layers of dense, chewy richness. The fruit is jammy and velvety in blackberry, black cherry and a tease of crushed rock, with lasting hints of mocha and tobacco. This vineyard-designate is worthy of cellaring for the long haul. Enjoy best from 2027 through 2037.