Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
Plum and dark berries on the nose and at first sip; Oak spices; Mocha and cocoa; Earthy with fine tannins; Smooth & velvety finish.
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As the son of Bruce Cohn, manager of the Doobie Brothers and founder of the famed Sonoma winery BR Cohn, founder Dan Cohn likes to say he was born into music and raised in wine. Following the sale of his family’s iconic winery in 2015, Dan set out to create a wine that could evoke the magic of a timeless song. His relentless commitment to creating a wine that brings people together has brought forth Bellacosa; it truly is a “beautiful thing.”
Dan tapped his network of friends in the wine industry to source the highest quality grapes; only the best goes into the Bellacosa Cabernet Sauvignon. Dan’s relationships give him access to unparalleled grape contracts in the North Coast and Napa Valley. Meticulous competitive tastings and blending trials have produced a wine that is lush and elegant.
Reaching up California's coastline and into its valleys north of San Francisco, the North Coast AVA includes six counties: Marin, Solano, Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino and Lake. While Napa and Sonoma enjoy most of the glory, the rest produce no shortage of quality wines in an intriguing and diverse range of styles.
Climbing up the state's rugged coastline, the chilly Marin County, just above the City and most of Sonoma County, as well as Mendocino County on the far north end of the North Coast successfully grow cool-climate varieties like Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and in some spots, Riesling. Inland Lake County, on the other hand, is considerably warmer, and Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Sauvignon Blanc produce some impressive wines with affordable price tags.
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, Malbec and 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.