BRANDDon Sebastiani & Sons
Winery: B Side
Region: North Coast
Regional styles: Californian Chardonnay
Food pairing: Pork · Rich fish (salmon, tuna etc) · Vegetarian · Poultry
The B Side Chardonnay is a brilliant, light gold color in the glass which exudes layers of fresh aromas; Honeycrisp apple, pear, lemon crème and toasted brioche bread. The aromas ring true on the lush palate with avors of vanilla flan, toasted almond paste and honey notes which linger through to the persistent and crisp finish.
The inaugural release of B Side Cabernet Sauvignon features grapes from vineyards on the flip-side of Napa Valley. These vineyards are nestled in rural areas or rolling hills, just a few miles from of the high-priced glamour wineries featured along Highway 29.
The eastern side of Napa Valley includes areas such as Pope Valley, Chiles Valley, Wooden Valley, Stags Leap District and lower Calistoga. Vines in these areas, are grown in thin, volcanic soils, which yield smaller, more concentrated fruit, producing Bordeaux-style Cabernet Sauvignons with classic berry and cassis flavors.
Wooden Valley is a lesser-known area of Napa Valley, but has recently caught the attention of critics. Located east of the town of Napa, this small, round little valley is only about 2 miles wide, but has a history of grape growing since the early 20th century. While Calistoga is know for its pampering spas, before reaching this luxurious little town, there is a stretch of rural, rustic land. A large portion of our grapes, come from this lower area of Calistoga. These vineyards have been farmed by the same family for 60 years.