Bell Cabernet Sauvignon Clone Rutherford Napa Valley 2002
Clone 7, known as the Concannon or Wente clone, is a long-time workhorse of California Cabernet production. This clone has been known to produce as much as 12 tons per acre in Napa, although it generally produces between 6 8 tons per acre. Originally sourced from the La Fatta Vineyard south of St. Helena, it is speculated that this selection may have come from the de Latour nursery at Beaulieu. This clone displays good fruit strength, some herbal character and moderate yields. Common aroma descriptors include blackberry, mint, black olive and bean. Common taste descriptors include berry and canned vegetable.
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