Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Bell Sonnette 2010 Unfiltered Red Wine (Cabernet Sauvignon)

Bell Sonnette 2010 Unfiltered Red Wine (Cabernet Sauvignon), $25.99-$59.99, 90 points, poured core black trending a murky crushed black currant purple/red toward the transparent wine ring and leggy glass wall.
Aromatic tarragon, mint, toasty blackberry, and leather were quite good.
The silky full-body, good acidity, and supportive grainy tannin managed complex flavors of Kahlua Coffee Liqueur, truffle, and toasty blackberry well.
Finished fair on a dominant trailing palate, hints of plum, and a balanced 14.4% alcohol.
Varietals were 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Merlot, 5% Syrah, and 2% Petite Sirah.


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  1. Bell do a fairly nice job with their wines (and I admire the founders interest in viticulture), but not a winery different enough to stand out.

    1. VG: This was my first Bell wine, and, if this is a good example, I'd have to agree with you: A good wine for $25, but $60? I don't think so.

  2. I enjoy Bell wines. They do a fine job with their cabernet and cabernet claret. Also enjoy their merlot. The Clone 6 is very nice, but out of my price range! I have not found any of their wines in NH. What is your source?? Thanks!

    1. NH_Traveler: Thanks for commenting.
      This was a special purchase by the New Hampshire Liquor outlet stores.
      I don't think they have any Bells wine currently in stock.