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Handsome, smooth and layered, this full-bodied wine marries plenty of delicious ripe black plums and blueberries with well-integrated oak accents of vanilla, cedar and cinnamon. Its texture is velvety, braced by fine-grained tannin's that seamlessly support wonderful fruit and mocha notes.
The B Side Cabernet Sauvignon is a deeply concentrated and expressive wine. Aromas of boysenberry, blackberry, currants, Kalamata olive, and dried lavender are pronounced on the nose. This is a full-bodied wine with juicy layers of dark fruit, jam, baked pie, and hints of cinnamon flavor. The brooding fruit is quintessential Napa and Sonoma and with ripe, powdery tannins the wine is soft and easy to enjoy in its youth. The wine is aged for 12 months in predominately French oak barrels (Francois Frere & Radoux) with a small portion seeing time in American Oak. The toasty French oak frames the wine and the addition of a small amount of American oak gives a pleasing, sweet coconut lift. This overall wine is deep, well-structured, and intensely flavored with soft tannins and a lengthy finish.
Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petite Sirah, 5% Merlot, 3% Cabernet Franc.