2013 Bell Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 337
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One of our signature clonal wines, this 100% Cabernet sauvignon is a study in singularity. Feminine and perfumed, our Clone 337 features luscious Napa fruit, grown on a vine recently developed in Bordeaux .

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2013 Bell Cabernet Sauvignon, Clone 337

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

Vintage Notes
Our 2013 promises to be a glorious vintage for Napa. With a warm, dry spring, bud break occurred early, a couple weeks ahead of the norm. Spring was frost-free through flowering and the crop set with ideal conditions. Throughout the entire growing season, the valley saw moderate to warm temperatures with only one minor heat spike the end of June and beginning of July. An early harvest started in late July and accelerated in August. September saw the arrival of two light, mid-month rains, but the following breezy, sunny weather quickly dried fruit allowing the late ripening Cabernet to hang without damage. Crop size was above-average. The dry spring delivered small berries, which combined with the long, even summer temperatures has produced wines of exceptionally deep color, intense flavor and energetic acidity and freshness.

Tasting Notes

This 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is a tribute to purity of fruit. With only 38% new oak used during aging, understated oak and dense, powerful fruit define this wine.  Fruit driven on entry, the palate reveals a lovely fleshiness, with supple, sculpted tannins and sweet oak well integrated with the fruit.  Highlighted by white chocolate aromas dusted in white pepper, feathered with Provencal herbs, the wine opens up to layers of black and red currants, anise, and espresso.  Red fruits continue on the palate, creating a sweet, juicy mouth filling texture carried along by bright acidity, leading to a very long, persistent finish.  A bold contrast to Clone 6, this selection shows the beguiling fruit component of Cabernet sauvignon.

Technical Analysis
Varietal                Cabernet sauvignon, 100% Clone 337
Source                 Georges III Vyd, Rutherford
Harvest Date      October 5, 2013
Harvest Sugar    26.1 Brix
Harvest Acid       0.50 gm/100ml
Total Acid            0.62 gm/100ml
pH                        3.75
Alcohol                14.5%
Aging                   20 months in 100% French Oak, 38% new
Bottle Date         July 2015
Production         225 cases 

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