Blend 27 brings together Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot for an elegant Bordeaux style blend. A perfect crowd-pleaser, this seduces the palate with thick, juicy red and black fruit seasoned with black and white pepper. Firm tannin structure in a rich graham cracker crust make this decadent red simply irresistible.
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!
Thick, juicy and decadent, this blends 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot and 14% Merlot, the whole cradled in 55% new French oak for 22 months. Dense red and blue fruit meets a richness of graham cracker, the whole girded in firm, steady tannin structure and seasoned in black and white pepper.
Checking in as a blend of 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Petit Verdot, and the rest Merlot, the deep purple-hued 2017 Blend 27 has a wonderful bouquet of pure crème de cassis, tobacco leaf, cedarwood, and graphite, with a hint of loamy earth and soil. Deep, beautifully layered, full-bodied, and balanced, it shines for its purity of fruit as well as ripe, polished tannins. It's well worth seeking out and a hidden gem in the lineup.