About the Bell Wine Cellars

After a long for the perfect location to produce wine, Anthony Bell and John Baritelle found the ideal place to make their dreams come to fruition. Baritelle came from a Cabernet Sauvignon growing background, and Bell was a viticulturalist and winemaker; making the perfect marriage of knowledge and experience. This manifests iteslf in the excellent wines they produce.

In 1991, they made their first batch of Cabernet Sauvignon in a small winery in Carneros. Growing demand and limited space caused them to began searching for a new place to fulfill the demand. After years of searching, they found the ideal place for them to set up shop. In March 1998, the acquired what was the Plam Vineyards and Winery in Yountville and the rest is history.

The grapes used to produce their Cabernet Sauvignon are grown in the fabled Rutherford region of Napa Valley. But their Merlot and Chardonnay grapes are both grown in the vineyard surrounding the winery.

Bell Wine Cellars is consistent in their approach of making small quantities of premium quality wines. One of those is the Talianna Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley. Bell Wine Cellars created this wine from the best that each of their varietals had to offer. These include Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot.

 About the Bell Wine Cellars

The Bell Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford, is proving to be one of Bell Wine Cellars best wines. One of the main reasons for this wines overwhelming success is because of the rocky, mountainous soil which produces the grapes. This causes the yield to be incrediblely small, but the grapes that the vines do produce are chalked full of intense flavors.

The 2002 version of this wine won the gold medal at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition. It also won the gold medal at the 2005 New World International Wine Competition. With awards like these to back their winery up, there is no limit to the greatness that this winery can achieve.