B Side

From the Flip Side of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.9612 ratings
8.714 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Willie Carter

It's such a shame that kids nowadays don't have any clue as to what a b side is. I really feel like they're missing out on something special. At least they've got the B Side cab to enjoy. Classic Napa Valley, it has aromas of vanilla, caramel, and lavender. More smooth than bold, I'm getting cherries and some dark chocolate here. It's a full-bodied wine with a bit of an oaky finish that lingers in a very pleasing way.

It's such a shame that kids nowadays don't have any clue as to what a b side is. I really feel like they're missing out on something special. At least they've got the B Side cab to enjoy. Classic Napa Valley, it has aromas of vanilla, caramel, and lavender. More smooth than bold, I'm getting cherries and some dark chocolate here. It's a full-bodied wine with a bit of an oaky finish that lingers in a very pleasing way.

5 people found it helpfulJun 27th, 2015
Tim Hilcove

I had to explain to a younger person what a "B Side" was and that the squiggles on the label are tape. Tape that music used to be recorded on.

I had to explain to a younger person what a "B Side" was and that the squiggles on the label are tape. Tape that music used to be recorded on.

5 people found it helpfulNov 7th, 2014
Donny Sebastiani

Owner, Don Sebastiani & Sons

9.5

Biased wine review - this is a fantastic napa cab. Savory herbs w ripe red fruit. Excellent wine, great setting at Northstar skating rink!

Biased wine review - this is a fantastic napa cab. Savory herbs w ripe red fruit. Excellent wine, great setting at Northstar skating rink!

4 people found it helpfulJul 11th, 2015
DU¥O

Delicious. Natural cherry taste without a strong spice. Not very oaky nor dark - contrary to other reviews. Light aftertaste with a bit of dryness.

Delicious. Natural cherry taste without a strong spice. Not very oaky nor dark - contrary to other reviews. Light aftertaste with a bit of dryness.

3 people found it helpfulSep 9th, 2015
Eric Bass

A finely crafted wine. Dark ruby color, medium nose, soft tanins, smooth finish with plum notes. Hint of oak. Some chewiness in the mouth that I liked a lot and lingered just long enough to satisfy!

A finely crafted wine. Dark ruby color, medium nose, soft tanins, smooth finish with plum notes. Hint of oak. Some chewiness in the mouth that I liked a lot and lingered just long enough to satisfy!

2 people found it helpfulJul 24th, 2017
"Odedi"

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, spices, chocolates coffee, peppercorn, earth, vegetables, acetone, smoke, graphite, spices and bitter herbs.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, currants, vanilla, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green herbs, cloves, light alcohol, chocolates, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Medium finish with medium tannins and spices.

This is a drinkable Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Not fully balanced, yet enjoyable with food. Showing mild complexity with a nice, spicy mouthfeel.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.

Definitely not worth $25 ( I've had better under $15). Might be way too young, I might need to give it another shot in a few years.

I paired it with heavy appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$25.

Dark ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, oak, vanilla, cloves, tobacco, spices, chocolates coffee, peppercorn, earth, vegetables, acetone, smoke, graphite, spices and bitter herbs.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with plums, blueberries, currants, vanilla, earth, wood, spices, peppercorn, green herbs, cloves, light alcohol, chocolates, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Medium finish with medium tannins and spices.

This is a drinkable Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley. Not fully balanced, yet enjoyable with food. Showing mild complexity with a nice, spicy mouthfeel.

Needs an hour to open up properly and show some tannins.

Definitely not worth $25 ( I've had better under $15). Might be way too young, I might need to give it another shot in a few years.

I paired it with heavy appetizers.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

83 points.

$25.

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2018
Sipping Fine Wine

The inaugural release of B Side Cabernet Sauvignon features grapes from vineyards on the flip-side of Napa Valley. Aged for 14 months in French oak (90%), aromas of dark berry fruit, oak and sweet spice. Blackberry and dried cherry fruit flavors with cacao and espresso tones. Medium finish ending with oak and fruit. Tasting Sample.

The inaugural release of B Side Cabernet Sauvignon features grapes from vineyards on the flip-side of Napa Valley. Aged for 14 months in French oak (90%), aromas of dark berry fruit, oak and sweet spice. Blackberry and dried cherry fruit flavors with cacao and espresso tones. Medium finish ending with oak and fruit. Tasting Sample.

1 person found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2017
Mike Viscosi

Super smooth!!

Super smooth!!

1 person found it helpfulDec 14th, 2016
Matt Manson

Pepper and sharp. Both on a nose and the palate.

Pepper and sharp. Both on a nose and the palate.

1 person found it helpfulSep 28th, 2016
JoJo Cadray

Strong pepper tastes with subtle blackberry and a hint of licorice maybe and leather is what I get. Too bold for me, but I still enjoyed it. Price is high to me for this...maybe it just needs more time to breathe and age...solid wine if you like spice and bite. Had with steak and cabbage

Strong pepper tastes with subtle blackberry and a hint of licorice maybe and leather is what I get. Too bold for me, but I still enjoyed it. Price is high to me for this...maybe it just needs more time to breathe and age...solid wine if you like spice and bite. Had with steak and cabbage

1 person found it helpfulJul 28th, 2016