2013 Bell Talianna, Napa Valley
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Talianna, named for our daughters, Bell Wine Cellars is committed to hand-crafting limited edition bottlings of extraordinary wines that best reflect the terroir of their vineyards and the care and passion of their growers. In Talianna, named after

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2013 Bell Talianna, Napa Valley

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
The blending of two family names is echoed by blending grapes from our two favorite vineyards. The incomparable strength and complexity of our Clone six Cabernet Sauvignon is softened and made more approachable at a young age by the addition of our Canterbury Syrah.  The Syrah adds suppleness and a dried spice characteristic to the Clone six, and the marriage makes an absolutely exquisite Cabernet Sauvignon. Delicious fruit concentration with eucalyptus, grated nutmeg, and cigar box are evident on the nose. It is unctuous and broad on the palate, showcasing many layers of earthy fruit, herbs, crushed rock and exotic spice. This particular vintage is beautifully open now, but will certainly develop great character with maturity in the bottle.

Technical Analysis
Varietal                     Cabernet sauvignon (87%), Syrah (13%)
Appellation              Napa Valley
Harvest Date           October 18, 2013
Harvest Sugar         26.8 Brix
Harvest Acid             0.42 gm/100ml
Total Acid                  0.59 gm/ml
pH                              3.75
Alcohol                      14.4%
Aging                         20 months in 99% French Oak, 1% American Oak, 89% new
Bottle Date               July 2015
Production               75 cases

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