Red

2018 B Cellars Cabernet Franc Sugarloaf Vineyard

Cabernet Franc

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2021 - 2026 (Edit)
CT92.9 12 reviews
2018
2018
2018
Label borrowed from 2019
2019
Label borrowed from 2019
2019

Community Tasting Notes 9

  • jcampano Likes this wine: 94 points

    September 1, 2022 - Tasty but young cab franc. Aromas of lavender , crushed rocks, black cherries and blueberries. On the palate, grippy tannins that evolved over a 2-hour dinner. Flavors of licorice, blackberries and dark chocolate.

  • Jdinsocal wrote:

    August 17, 2022 - Coravin tested but wasn’t ready. Very tight.

  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 94 points

    April 24, 2022 - Opened last night after we got back from dinner and Andrew and I sat watching The Batman, while the girls faded on the sofa......as usual, Andrew was taken aback at the pnp, by the standard exuberant, ripe BCellars nose. "How do they do that", he says......lol. Big fruit and just a tad hot. The 15.6% alc is felt more than a bit. Calmed down and melded together with about 2+ hours of air. 90-92 last night? Cork back into the bottle on the kitchen counter til this afternoon. Preparing dinner for guests and figured why not? Nobody is around, so......definitely a point or two better today. While there is still a lot of blueberry on the palate, the fruit has calmed down to an appropriate level and is more in sync with the tannins, acidity, alc, etc. Very nice at this point. I'd say in the 93-94 range. 2 hours of slow ox then an additional 15 hours under cork, no gas, room temp....has this showing very nicely today.

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  • K&J Likes this wine: 94 points

    February 18, 2022 - Wow! Great wine. Wonderful fruit.

  • jcampano Likes this wine: 93 points

    December 30, 2021 - Wonderful red cherry and blueberry aromas. Black cherry and oak with grippy tannins and a cherry pie finish. Great minerality !

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer B Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Franc
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Sugarloaf Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 270 (72%)
  • Consumed 105 (28%)

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