B Cellars Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
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B Cellars Vineyards and Winery is pleased to introduce a wonderful, new boutique Napa Valley Winery to a community of passionate wine enthusiasts looking for a longstanding relationship with a wine brand who cares deeply about its customer's interests. This is an exciting opportunity for B Cellars to meet new friends sharing a passion for handcrafted wines and chance to enjoy them in a beautiful destination winery dedicated to a highly personal and interactive hospitality experience.
While 2003 celebrated their inaugural vintage, their tasting room doors opened in September 2014 in the prestigious sub-appellation of Oakville. Built ground-up, they are situated in the epicenter of Napa's premium Cabernet country.
Home to some of the most sought-after Cabernet Sauvignon in America, Napa Valley’s Oakville district stretches across the center of Napa's valley floor and foothills between the Vaca and Mayacamas Mountains. This AVA is home to the legendary To Kalon Vineyard and Martha's Vineyard, as well as many powerhouse wineries including Screaming Eagle, Silver Oak, Robert Mondavi, Opus One, Far Niente and Groth.
The climate is generally warm and agreeable, resulting in year after year of favorable vintages. Summer days see a gentle tug of war between warmer inland air and the cool air coming in from the San Pablo Bay, creating an ideal environment to grow red varieties. Oakville's diverse soils, namely ancient sea bedrock, clay and gravel, are well-drained, and perfect for high-caliber viticulture.
Cabernet here is often bottled varietally but is also popular in Bordeaux Blends. Oakville wines are known for their silky, sensual textures, structured tannins, dark and brooding fruit and lovely aromatics. These age-worthy and prestigious wines are favored by collectors throughout the world.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.