B Cellars Blend 24 750ML
B Cellars Blend 24 is consistently an incredible wine for the price and speaks so much to the value that can be found in wines today. It is not a bashful blend and represents the best of premium Cabernet, Petite Sirah and the noble Sangiovese. The flavor is forward and rustic in style. This a tribute to the Petite Sirah that provides the blend with a canvas of this wonderful reddish/black color from which aromas of bright red cherry, cola berries, spicebox and garrigue radiate. The bounty of aromatics leads to flavors of hard red candy, blackberry and hints of minerality. The mid-palate is complex and is supported by muscular tannins. Old world in several respects, this wine should age well over the next 8 yrs.
The 2006 Blend 24 is cut from the same mold. Made from a slightly different blend of 53% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Sangiovese, 7% Petite Sirah, and 7% Syrah, this is another juicy, succulent wine exhibiting a deep ruby/purple color as well as loads of creme de cassis intermixed with suggestions of graphite, licorice, oak, and black truffle. This sexy, seductive red is meant for near-term drinking – over the next 3-4 years.
Score: 91. —Robert Parker, December 2008.