2012 Bell Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 6
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Our signature wine, this 100% Cabernet sauvignon is a study in singularity. Elegant and refined, our Clone 6 features luscious Napa fruit, grown on a vine that clearly has roots reaching back to Bordeaux .

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2012 Bell Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 6

Following his work identifying the differences between various Cabernet sauvignon clones for the BV clonal trials, Anthony Bell spent many hours introducing Clone 6 to the Beckstoffer Georges III vineyard in Rutherford.

Vintage Notes
The 2012 growing season in Napa Valley was about as perfect as it could be for grape growing. An abundant grape crop gave winemakers the opportunity to take only the best fruit. Our mild spring led to a pageant of spring bud break, steady flowering, and even fruit set.  A long stretch of summer days that grapes love - wide temperature swings, from the low 50s at night to the mid 80s during the day - gave them a chance to ripen slowly and evenly. Light rains held off until after the grapes arrived on the crush pad. This vintage will certainly be remembered as one of the very best ever for the Napa Valley.

Tasting Notes

Deep in color, the wine opens with a potpourri of traditional Clone 6 aromas of earth, mushroom and cherry.  In the glass, the wine develops the distinctive aromas of fresh herbs, black olive and pencil lead; overlain with restrained dark fruits. Aging in French oak brings a polished finish of vanilla and cedar to the wine. Concentrated flavors, rich fruit, supple tannins, lively acidity and a long, persistent finish present a finely balanced wine consistent with the elegance and finesse associated with our prior releases.

Technical Analysis
Varietal                       Cabernet Sauvignon, 100%, Clone 6
Source                       Beckstoffer Georges III Vyd, Rutherford, Napa Valley
Harvest Date            October 29 - 30, 2012
Harvest Sugar          25.90 Brix
Harvest Acid             0.46 gm/100ml
Total Acid                  0.66 gm/100ml
pH                              3.72
Alcohol                      14.3%
Aging                         19 months in 98% French Oak, 2% American Oak, 96% new
Bottle Date               August 2014
Production               1,090 cases

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