B Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

Carefully de-stemmed, the whole berries are moved to new French oak barrels for a five day cold soak prior to the onset of fermentation. Total fermentation time was 25 days in open top barrels. The barrel program is 100% tight grain new French oak for a total of 26 months.

Region: USA » California » Napa » St. Helena

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  • 2011

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Winery: B Cellars  
Color: Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon
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B Cellars:
Founded by Jim Borsack and Duffy Keys in 2003, B Cellars winery is the collaboration of two like-minded individuals that shared a vision and, through a happenstance meeting, brought to life their dream of creating a food-centric winery focused on blending varietals using a combination of Old and New World wine making perspectives. Soon after, they met their third key player, Kirk Venge. Name... Read more
Founded by Jim Borsack and Duffy Keys in 2003, B Cellars winery is the collaboration of two like-minded individuals that shared a vision and, through a happenstance meeting, brought to life their dream of creating a food-centric winery focused on blending varietals using a combination of Old and New World wine making perspectives. Soon after, they met their third key player, Kirk Venge. Named “one of the Top 20 New Winemakers in the World” by Food & Wine Magazine (October 2005), Kirk brings with him a 37-year winemaking legacy through his father, Nils Venge, and a keen understanding of the Napa appellation. A bond was established almost immediately between Jim, Duffy and Kirk. With Kirk’s passion for great wine, first-hand knowledge and commitment to excellence, it quickly became apparently that he was the ideal winemaker for B Cellars. B Cellars grew out of a love for food and wine but evolved into a passion and drive to craft fine wines that surpass the expected. Utilizing a multi-vineyard, multi-varietal winemaking strategy, acquiring and blending Napa Valley's finest grapes and employing a team of passionate, hard-working staff with impeccable credentials are just a few of the qualities that make B Cellars a unique and memorable winery. B Cellars produces matchless blends that are favored by chefs and restaurateurs for their distinct character, depth, and food-friendly "layers" of flavor. Read less

Tasting Notes:

Our Dr. Crane Vineyard designate Cabernet radiates a beautiful opulent violet hue. This wine bursts out of the glass with ripe blackberry compote, dark plum with notes of nutmeg and cedar box. Displaying a rich texture, the tannins give the sensation of many small stones compacted on the palate. Black fruits and dark chocolate dominate the palate while flavors of baking spice build over time with each sip. Perfectly balanced, this wine is great for food pairing and longevity. There is great harmony in this age-worthy cabernet that will survive decades.

Carefully de-stemmed, the whole berries are moved to new French oak barrels for a five day cold soak prior to the onset of fermentation. Total fermentation time was 25 days in open top barrels. The barrel program is 100% tight grain new French oak for a total of 26 months.

150 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: The barrel program is 100% tight grain new French oak for a total of 26 months.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.9% pH: 3.74
Total Acidity: .71 grams per liter

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