2011 Big Guy White Wine, California 750ml 2-Pack
The 2011 Big Guy White blends two Rhone varietals, Rousanne and Viognier, with Chardonnay to create an elegant wine with floral aromas and flavors of melon, pear and apricot. Adding Chardonnay to the blend makes the wine rich and complex with good acidity. The Big Guy White is a great complement to sushi, Thai cuisine or any seafood. This is a wonderfully radiant and delightful wine, meant to be enjoyed with your friends.
This Big Guy White Wine is a blend from select lots drawn from California appellations. Bell Wine Cellars blends this distinctive wine to show off the fragrances of fresh fruit complemented by balanced acidity and subtle sweetness. This complexity makes it the perfect wine for the patio and the dining room table.
The 2011 growing season was the most challenging in Winemaker Anthony Bell’s 35 vintages in Napa Valley, characterized by uncharacteristically cool temperatures, uncertainty, ill-timed rain, and crop loss. A wet winter and spring continued with unusual rainfall into mid-June that delayed bloom and disrupted fruit set in parts of the region. Some vineyards saw more than 30% loss of crop. There were few days over 90 degrees during summer, and autumn started with some rare early rain storms. Overall the cooler-than- average growing season saw more than a third above normal in rainfall and ended in the latest harvest in anyone's memory. This was truly the year of the professional. Vineyard managers, cellar masters and winemakers used every tool available to them to achieve glory. At Bell, careful selection of vineyards, painstaking work during harvest and in the cellar, and of course Anthony’s decades of experience have paid off resulting in truly elegant wines.
2011 Big Guy Red Wine, California 750ml 2-Pack
The 2011 Big Guy Red is a blend of five varietals. The Malbec gives the wine a hint of violets and mocha, while Syrah from the Canterbury Vineyard in the Sierra foothills lends a ripe, luscious spice nose to the wine. The result is a wine with lively fruit aromas, rich, ripe red berry, and cocoa flavors wrapped in a blanket of toasted oak and soft, supple tannins in a persistent finish. This is a wine for every day drinking, whether on the patio with grilled chicken or in the dining room with roasted duck.
Blended to create an easy drinking red wine with lots of ripe red fruit aromas and flavors, this wine is enjoyable while young, the tannin structures will allow the wine to develop gracefully for several years.