Inviting aromas of black cherry, dark plum, blueberry and cassis shine with hints of vanilla bean and fresh baking spices. Rich flavors of juicy plum, black cherry and blueberry expand on the midpalate followed by a layered progression of warm toasty oak, cinnamon, baking spices and nutmeg. Supple integrated tannins and bright acidity prompt a mouthwatering finish.
Located in Rutherford along Bella Oaks Lane—hallowed ground for Napa Valley Cabernet—the 25-acre Bella Union Vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, with a small portion devoted to Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. This western bench location offers an ideal combination of cool evenings and warm afternoons, which, in turn, allows the grapes to ripen fully and evenly. The site’s well-draining, gravelly loam soil plays an equally important role, contributing to the signature character of the vineyard. The fruit is intense, beautifully proportioned and complex with aromatic ripe plum, black cherry and currant flavors.