Bell Wine Cellars

     Thursday March 10, 2005

Reservations Closed
Course Pairing / Description Wine

Pomgracz South African Brut Sparkling Wine

Production: 180 cases Located barely 8 miles from the Pacific Ocean in a small inland valley, the T&A Vineyard enjoys a unique microclimate influenced greatly by the cool morning fog and constant ocean breezes. This unwooded 100% Viognier is cold fermented in stainless steel, aged on the yeast lees for several months and bottled in the early spring.
Bell Viognier '03

Production: 1,500 cases Canterbury Vineyard is situated at the 2,000-foot elevation in Calaveras County in the Sierra Foothills. Uniquely situated on a peninsula surrounded on three sides by the large New Mellones Dam, this 4-acre vineyard enjoys a microclimate with warm sunny days, no fog, and moderated by cool afternoon breezes off the dam. Well-drained soils with a shallow layer of schist restrict root growth, resulting in vines yielding intensely flavored fruit. This 100% Syrah is aged in barrel for eighteen months, and given an additional 3 - 6 months bottle age before release.
Bell Syrah Canterbury Vineyard Sierra Foothills '03

Production: 3,000 cases. Our Napa Valley Cabernet is a Bordeaux blend. A blend of Cabernet sauvignon, Cabernet franc and Merlot grown in selected vineyards, the grapes originate from several appellations within the Napa Valley. Aged in barrel for eighteen months, and given an additional 6-12 months bottle age, this Cabernet is a blend of several Cabernet clones, and is softened with Cabernet franc and a touch of Yountville Merlot.
Bell Napa Cabernet Sauvignon '02

Production: 1,500 6-pack cases Located on the Rutherford Bench in the heart of the Napa Valley, our Clone 6 vineyard is located on a well-drained, gravelly knoll. The vines receive extensive canopy management during the summer to yield intensely flavored grapes. Aged in barrel for almost two years, and given an additional 18 - 24 months bottle age, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from the Clone 6 is neither fined nor filtered.
Bell Clone 6 Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 6 Pack