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Date Printed: 10/24/2014
Bialla Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Bialla Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
(search item no. 90567)
collectible wine
boutique wine

Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/24/2014: $89.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2007 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
2006 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The label depicts an old stone structure which is believed to be the oldest house in Tiburon, CA. It is referred to in history books as "the Castle." The house sits a few hundred feet above the San Francisco bay and commands a 180 degree view of the bay. In its golden days it was a distribution center for alcoholic libations during prohibition. It is complete with tunnels, hidden caves, and has been the home of actors, authors and entrepreneurs. Today, slightly improved for today's lifestyle, it is the residence of the Bialla family.

All fruit in this fine Cabernet Sauvignon is estate grown. Bialla's goal is to spare no expense in making the finest wine possible, with a maximum production limit of 500 cases per year. This is a rich Cabernet true to Napa's world famous style. Look for dark fruits and hints of tobacco, with a nice long finish.

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About Bialla:

Perched 1700 feet above the Napa Valley in the Atlas Peak Appellation, this boutique winery enjoys exquisite terroir: grapes thrive above the fog line in lava-rich soil, drinking in a nurturing balance of rain and sunshine; vines grow hardy in perfect day and nighttime temperatures, clinging to preferred slopes, strengthened by proper drainage.

(While French wine connoisseurs use the earthy expression terroir to describe the precious results, local vintners — rendered speechless by one sip — simply exhale, "Oh my God!")

This influential blend of environmental ingredients produces the finest fruit in the world — a local treasure being discovered by established Napa Valley wineries. Since new Atlas Peak Appellation brands have emerged, the region is commanding tremendous respect in the cult-wine category. Bialla Vineyards is proud to be included in this elite collection.