2007 B Cellars Blend 25
Mission Codename: The Limitless
Operative: Agent Red
Objective: Send Agent Red back to B Cellars, whose spectacular wines are made by all-start winemaker and winemaking favorite, Kirk Venge. Procure every last available case of their flagship red wine, their Blend 25, a wine made from some of the finest, ultra-premium vineyards in the Napa Valley. These include Stagecoach, Gorges III, Garvey, Williamson and others. the resulting wine is their most sought-after wine in their line-up.
Mission Status: Accomplished
Current Winery: B Cellars
Wine Subject: 2007 Blend 25
Winemaker: Kirk Venge
Backgrounder: Since we first featured the fantastic blends from B Cellars a few years ago our operatives have been clamoring for us to feature another vintage! The focus at B Cellars is blending. This is evident, not only among the B Cellars team, but also among their wines. Each wine, or potion, is a unique proprietary blend that highlights the strengths of each component varietal and balances with its other varietals. Today’s delicious selection is 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Syrah. The blending of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah has become one of our most popular blends among our operatives and once you taste this wine, you’ll understand why they are so loved.
Wine Spies Tasting Profile:
Look – Dark garnet hues at the core, with concentrated color right out to the pretty burgundy edge. Wave after wave of chubby, wine-colored legs thin out as the move swiftly down the glass.
Smell – Lush blackberry, black cherry, blueberry and bramble mix with sweet spice, tobacco leaf, toasty vanilla, cured beef, black pepper and a hint of anise.
Feel – Full bodied and rich, right from the start, this wine becomes softly grippy at the center of the palate. Form there, a chewy feel seems to emanate outward, spreading a dark, mineral dryness as it grows. A lively acidity gives the wine a very balanced overall feel.
Taste – Dark and very rich, with overripe blackberry, black cherry and black plum with mocha, dried cherry, dried cranberry and cassis. As the wine opens, it reveals expanded follow-on flavors of dark chocolate, dark spice, dark tobacco leaf, dried meats and a hint of sage.
Finish – Extra long and loaded with dark, ripe fruit that takes a very long time to fade. As it fades, the wine leaves the mouth with a chewy coating of dried red and black fruit, spice, pepper and dark cocoa.
Conclusion – The 2007 B Cellars Blend 25 is a truly remarkable wine. We really enjoyed the previous vintages that we’ve featured here, but we are absolutely in love with this vintage. If you love dark, extracted, boldly delicious wines, please act quickly as this wine will sell out. We grabbed up every last case of this limited-production wine and when it is gone, it’ll be gone forever. Pair as you would a classic Napa Cabernet or a rich, fruit-driven Syrah. We paired this classy wine with a classic grilled burger, with all the fixings. This wine gets our heartiest Wine Spies recommendation!
Wine Spies Vineyard Check:
The location of the B Cellars Tasting Room can be seen in this satellite photo.