Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
The 2016 Bella Union opens with inviting aromas of black cherry, dark plum, blueberry, and cassis with intimations of warm oak, vanilla, and baking spices. Expansive, fruit-forward plum, black cherry, and blueberry flavors coat the midpalate, followed by notes of toasted oak, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Supple tannins and bright acidity pave the way to a mouthwatering finish.
COMMENTARY: Starting its Rutherford AVA base, the 2016 Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon partners of Far Niente have brought together nuances that make up the best of the Napa Valley. TASTING NOTES: This wine is plush, beautiful, and structured. Its aromas and flavors of black fruit, dust, and pencil lead are so “Napa Valley.” Pair it with a thick and juicy grilled Porterhouse steak. (Tasted: January 11, 2019, San Francisco, CA)