Napa, oh Napa! To say I love Napa would be an understatement, and I know fellow wine lovers have the same affinity for California wine country. A drive through this beautiful region with the sun shining into a car filled with your best friends, plus a long list of wineries to visit, is truly a dream come true. My friends and I have shared this journey quite a few times, so I’ve had a chance to sip my way through many excellent wineries, including my favorite, which always deserves a stop each time we visit Napa.
B Cellars is located about 15 miles north of downtown Napa, just off the Silverado Trail. B Cellars was built on two principles: “producing artisan wines season after season and developing distinct flavors by blending wines from mutually complementary varietals.” During each and every visit to B Cellars, I see those principles play out in their top-notch small production wines.
I’ve experienced both the Oakville Trek and the Chef’s Garden Pairing, both of which are exceptional. Starting with a vineyard tour and barrel tasting, you have a little time to work up an appetite before the food and wine pairings. Yum is all I have to say! The thoughtful, personalized welcome is unmatched, and it really is a special touch that you won’t find at every winery. The hand-crafted bites include many ingredients grown on site, and the pairings are spot on and bursting with flavors.
There’s so many of the B Cellars wines that I love, but the Blend 23 and Sauvignon Blanc are my summer and early fall staples. After each trip, I have the chance to enjoy the wines at home, as a longtime B Society member. Maybe something you, too, should consider after your next Napa getaway? Until next time, wanderer – cheers!