Bella Union specializes in the art of blending Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It was founded in 2012 by the partners of Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel, who, for more than 30 years, have been growing, making and enjoying Napa Valley Cabernet. Bella Union is the natural next step in our evolution as Cabernet winemakers.
The winery is located on a 25-acre Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard along Bella Oaks Lane, a storied Cabernet growing area in the heart of Rutherford. The name, Bella Union, is a nod to the history of Bella Oaks Lane, which was known as the Bella Union Roadway in the 1880s. At that time, the country lane led into the Mayacamas Mountains and eventually to the Bella Union Mining Company.
Creating a truly beautiful and harmonious union of vineyards across the Napa Valley requires an artful blend of carefully selected sites and traditional varietals complementary to Cabernet Sauvignon. It is in this spirit that the Bella Union winery was born.
While our Rutherford vineyard is the cornerstone of our operation, our Cabernet isn’t bound by a single parcel of land. Rather, we apply the sum of our knowledge of the Napa Valley region to pinpoint the region’s best wine grapes to complement our own for a delicate blend of taste and texture.
Creating a truly beautiful and harmonious union of vineyards across the Napa Valley requires an artful blend of carefully selected sites and traditional varietals complementary to Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s in this spirit that the Bella Union winery was born.
And it is in this spirit that we continue to produce the most astounding union of Cabernet flavors in Napa Valley.
A brand-new offering from Bella Union, the Rutherford Estate Sauvignon Blanc is overflowing with ripe fruit, while perfectly balanced with the crisp acidity and mineral notes for which this grape is so renowned. An intensely fragrant nose of white blossom opens up into floral spice offset by refreshing minerality. The silky body bursts with fleshy white peach and juicy golden plum notes, expertly balanced by the citrusy acidity. And yet, it's the subtle tropical tones lifting the finish that invite one to linger over each delicious sip.