B Cellars makes premium blends from several vineyards in the Napa Valley. These properties include Stagecoach, Auger, Pelissa, To Kalon, Moss Creek, Georges III, Mulhner, Brown and Julianna Vineyards.
Kirk Venge is the son of Nils Venge, another highly respected winemaker in the Napa Valley. He has a degree in Viticulture and Enology from UC Davis. Kirk Venge is known for his meticulous blending skills in the pursuit of flavor and balance.
B Cellars has several wines available for purchase. The 2006 Blend 23 is comprised of Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier and Chardonnay. It was barrel fermented for several months to compliment the tart acidity of the Sauvignon Blanc. 287 cases of this wine were produced.
Blend 24 combines 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 10% from the 2004 vintage. It has delicious red fruit flavors and aromas that are balanced by nice acidity and velvety tannins. 1,045 cases were made. Wine Enthusiast scored this wine 90 points making it an extremely good value.
Blend 25 is a brilliant mingling of 66% Cabernet Sauvignon and 34% Syrah grown in 2004. This wine is a bit darker than Blend 24 and has notes of blackberries, black cherry, espresso and licorice. Mr. Venge produced 757 cases of this wine. It was recently rated a very impressive 94 points by Wine Enthusiast.
Blend 26 is B Cellars’ flagship wine and is made with grapes from To Kalon, Georges III and Stagecoach Vineyard. These are some of Napa Valley’s most venerable properties. Blend 26 is a robust wine that was aged in 85% new French oak. 325 cases were made.
With total production at only 90 cases, the 2005 Petite Sirah is B Cellars’ scarcest wine. This is a deeply hued, inky wine with black cherry, blackberry and coffee flavors. It will continue to develop in the cellar for over a decade.