This summer we hosted the team from Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel for an exclusive event at Nice Winery to taste their newest vintages. The star of the night was the 2014 Bella Union. It was so popular that we purchased every last bottle of this vintage! Which is why we're able to offer it to our supportive wine club members at such an amazing price.
Bella Union is the newest project of the acclaimed Nickel & Nickel Winery in Napa Valley. The grapes are sourced from a 25-acre Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard in Rutherford along Bella Oaks Lane. The varietal composition is Cabernet Sauvignon, complemented by 2% Malbec. It spent 16 months in 60% new French oak.
The 2014 Bella Union offers inviting bright red cranberry, raspberry, boysenberry, dark plum, and earth aromas, married with vanilla spice, toast, warm caramel and coffee aromas. The palate expands with concentrated, dark red fruit, black cherry, boysenberry, and plum. On the finish, the palate gives way to warm toasted flavors complemented by toffee and coffee notes. This well-balanced wine is structured from start to finish with an enchanting texture that lingers through to completion. We suggest pairing this Cabernet Sauvignon with a mouth-watering steak or any number of aged cheeses with big, bold flavor profiles.
Bella Union is the newest project from Nickel & Nickel & Far Niente. And if you haven't tried this wine before, listen up y'all, it is GOOD! We suggest pairing this Cabernet Sauvignon, full of dark plum, red cranberry, vanilla spice, and warm caramel notes, with a mouth-watering steak or big & bold cheeses. Truth be told, we drank this wine by itself without any food pairing (gasp!) - it's THAT amazing!
"From a 25-acre site on the western flank of Rutherford, this wine includes 2% Malbec. With sanguine cassis, cranberry and cinnamon touches, it’s a soft, round and velvety expression of the hearty variety, finishing with notes of coffee and dark chocolate." - Wine Enthusiast, 94 pts.