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B Cellars Blend 24 2010

Winemaker's Notes:

Blend 24 finds its inspiration from the classic Chiantis. The blend is as complex as the inspiration behind it. Anytime one uses Petite Sirah in a blend great care needs to be taken. This powerful varietal has no mercy when used in excess. However, the right amounts can give a masterful sense of structure and added balance as is the case in our Blend 24. It is offset by the delicate strawberry perfume character of Sangiovese and the Cabernet Sauvignon offers black cherry fleshiness to the mid-palate. There is a great effort taken to age this wine in the correct ratio of oak as not to impact the Sangiovese’s wonderful bright notes but enough cooperage to meld the firm tannins of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Wines such as these are so enjoyable to drink and just as exciting to cellar if one has a fondness for Super-Tuscan style reds.

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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:

Blend 24 is not a bashful blend and represents the best of premium Cabernet Sauvignon and the noble Sangiovese. The 2010 Blend 24 is bold in flavor and offers a creative twist on a Super Tuscan style wine. The aromatics offer a refined display of blue fruits, strawberry jam, and floral notes. This fruit driven wine reveals a rich fleshy palate of black cherry, espresso and a sophisticated smoky finish that is layered and lingering.

Blend 24 finds its inspiration from the classic Chiantis. The blend is as complex as the inspiration behind it. Anytime one uses Petite Sirah in a blend great care needs to be taken. This powerful varietal has no mercy when used in excess. However, the right amounts can give a masterful sense of structure and added balance as is the case in our Blend 24. It is offset by the delicate strawberry perfume character of Sangiovese and the Cabernet Sauvignon offers black cherry fleshiness to the mid-palate. There is a great effort taken to age this wine in the correct ratio of oak as not to impact the Sangiovese’s wonderful bright notes but enough cooperage to meld the firm tannins of the Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah. Wines such as these are so enjoyable to drink and just as exciting to cellar if one has a fondness for Super-Tuscan style reds.

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1600 cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: The barrel program is 22 months in 45% new tight grain French oak and once-used French oak barriques.

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 14.9% pH: 3.63
Total Acidity: 0.65 grams per liter

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