B Cellars

2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2011 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 15 | Lot No. 161
Vintage: 2009

B Cellars

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced


B Cellars draws its inspiration from Old- World blending traditions. Our distinct multi-vineyard strategy is made possible through long-standing relationships with Napa’s most coveted properties. Winemaker Kirk Venge employed meticulous selection at harvest, painstaking hand sorting, individual vineyard lot vinification, the finest French barrels and countless hours of intuitive blending sessions, always keeping in mind how the wines would work with a variety of food. Think blackberry, warm plum with a spice box and coffee aromas, paired up with browned short ribs that are slow cooked in a blackberry/Cabernet-reduction sauce and you have the party of the season lined up.

Aging Process

18 months 60% new oak

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.68
  • Wine is unfiltered

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Kirk Venge

Winemaker, B Cellars

Winemaker, Kirk Venge

Kirk earned his degree in Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis, graduating in 1998. He worked diligently in summer internships as the experimental winemaker for Mumm Napa Valley, where he focused on producing still Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. A post-graduation harvest in New Zealand and time traveling the great wine regions of Europe would prove him ready to take on making the Venge Family Reserve wines in 2003.

Country born: United States

Education: Kirk earned his degree in Viticulture and Enology at the University of California, Davis, graduating in 1998

Years in the wine industry: 7 years

Winemaking Philosophy:
“The vineyards are key,” says Kirk,who’s worked with multiple vineyards in every appellation of Napa and Sonoma counties. “If the quality’s not there, I’m not going to touch it. For B Cellars, we harvested from 19 different vineyards—vineyards including To Kalon Vineyard, Dr. Crane, Hudson, and Caldwell vineyards as well as small, home-grown plots such as Auger in St. Helena.

Q&A With the Winemaker

Q: Premiere Napa Valley wines are innovative and allow each winery to showcase the region's sense of exploration in fine winemaking. What kind of exploration did your Premiere Napa Valley wine allow you to do?

A: Each vineyard selected for this blend had impeccable provenance. The combination of vineyards and sub-appellations in this wine is the definition of the whole surpassing the sum of its parts

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