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Date Printed: 12/25/2014
B Side Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
B Side Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
(search item no. 115048)

PRICE ON 12/25/2014: $14.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
2009 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2005 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The 2010 B Side Cabernet Sauvignon lures you in with aromas of black cherry, dried black currants, roasted mushroom and a hint of mahogany. Its deep, inky garnet appearance is a striking preface to its full-bodied flavor. From the first sip you are greeted with flavors of cherry cobbler and chocolate covered blueberries that transition through the mid-palate with dark chocolate truffle, espresso and hints of dried tea leaf.

Blend: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Malbec, and 8% Petit Verdot

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About B Side:

The inaugural release of B Side Cabernet Sauvignon features grapes from vineyards on the flip-side of Napa Valley. These vineyards are nestled in rural areas or rolling hills, just a few miles from of the high-priced glamour wineries featured along Highway 29.

The eastern side of Napa Valley includes areas such as Pope Valley, Chiles Valley, Wooden Valley, Stags Leap District and lower Calistoga. Vines in these areas, are grown in thin, volcanic soils, which yield smaller, more concentrated fruit, producing Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignons with classic berry and cassis flavors.

Wooden Valley is a lesser-known area of Napa Valley, but has recently caught the attention of critics. Located east of the town of Napa, this small, round little valley is only about 2 miles wide, but has a history of grape growing since the early 20th century. While Calistoga is know for its pampering spas, before reaching this luxurious little town, there is a stretch of rural, rustic land. A large portion of our grapes, come from this lower area of Calistoga. These vineyards have been farmed by the same family for 60 years.