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Bello Family Vineyards USD 45.00 750ml

Bello Family Vineyards Chardonnay 2016

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This wine opens with essences of honeydew melon, vanilla bean, dry sage and fresh cut pineapple. These primary notes evolve to Clementine orange peel, Gala apple, Comice pear with baked apple crisp overtones. This generous wine exhibits a lush fruity entry framed by pungent mesquite honey notes that transitions to rich Bosc pear notes with lively essences of spicy ginger, clove, split vanilla bean and finishing with a flinty body of complex wet river rock mineral layers.

Region: USA » California » Napa

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Color: White
Varietal: Chardonnay
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Bello Family Vineyards:
It has been said that success breeds success. This has been clearly exemplified in the career of Michael Bello. Emphasizing the correct mix of hard work, quality materials and high standards of production, Michael founded a residential construction company which has grown to become the largest enterprise of its type in the Southwest, with 12 locations and over 4,000 employees. His business sa... Read more
It has been said that success breeds success. This has been clearly exemplified in the career of Michael Bello. Emphasizing the correct mix of hard work, quality materials and high standards of production, Michael founded a residential construction company which has grown to become the largest enterprise of its type in the Southwest, with 12 locations and over 4,000 employees. His business savvy has further extended his success through the acquisition of restaurants and several commercial properties. Contributing to this success has been the support of his wife Nancy and his two adult sons Stephen and Christopher. Michael’s remarkable achievements in the construction industry have enabled him to pursue his lifelong passion for winemaking, the wine business and the Napa Valley lifestyle. In 2000, determined to produce a premium Cabernet Sauvignon, Michael purchased a piece of prime real estate located on St. Helena Highway in the Napa Valley’s Rutherford Bench district, known for its superior wine-growing conditions and excellent drainage. Once the ideal location was obtained, Michael set about constructing a French farmhouse with materials imported from France, incorporating details that had never been seen before in the Valley. The quest to produce a quality boutique Cabernet Sauvignon had now been set in motion. While construction of the farmhouse was underway, Michael began the search for a winemaker and a farm manager. His love of French wine led him to the accomplished and highly acclaimed winemaker Aaron Pott. In keeping with his pursuit of excellence, Michael teamed Aaron with the acknowledged preeminent farmer in the Valley, David Abreu. With the guidance of these top professionals, Michael purchased only the best grapes from local wineries, obtained the highest-quality winemaking materials and demanded strict adherence to superior winemaking techniques. The result is the success embodied in the Bello Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. Read less

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This wine opens with essences of honeydew melon, vanilla bean, dry sage and fresh cut pineapple. These primary notes evolve to Clementine orange peel, Gala apple, Comice pear with baked apple crisp overtones. This generous wine exhibits a lush fruity entry framed by pungent mesquite honey notes that transitions to rich Bosc pear notes with lively essences of spicy ginger, clove, split vanilla bean and finishing with a flinty body of complex wet river rock mineral layers.

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Closure: Cork

Notes: 50% new and 50% neutral French Oak barrels


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