|Category||Cabernet Sauvignon Wine|
|Region||California, Cabernet Sauvignon Wine|
Bella Union by Far Niente 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Wine 750ml
#74 of Wine Enthusiast’s Top 100 Cellar Selections of 2020
The 2017 Bella Union is filled with luscious aromas of cherry cola, anise, and baking spices. Tension is exhibited on the palate as this wine is both fruit forward and restrained. Black cherry, blueberry and other briary fruit flavors guide the wine’s bright midpalate, finishing with hints of cocoa and resolved tannins.
Blend: 90.3% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4.2% Merlot, 2.5% Malbec, 1.6% Petit Verdot 1.4% Cabernet Franc
WE 95 Wine Enthusiast
Sinewy, earthy and full of spice, this well-made wine is lush and sumptuous, with firm, focused tannins and integrated oak. Black cherry, cinnamon and nutmeg meld on the structured, full-bodied palate, with a graceful hint of dark chocolate on the finish. This will do well in the cellar; enjoy 2025–2030.
WW 92 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: The 2017 Bella Union Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent example of the Napa Valley Cab. TASTING NOTES: This wine is right there—black fruit, bold, firm, layered on the palate, and dry. Pair it with a steak of any kind, and don’t overcook the meat. (Tasted: September 5, 2019, San Francisco, CA)