Cadence

Bel Canto Cara Mia Vineyard Red Blend

9.110 ratings
8.93 pro ratings
Red Mountain, Columbia Valley, Oregon/Washington, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Salami & Prosciutto, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Pungent Cheese, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Duck, Onion
Top Notes For
Matt Perlman

Well made (and enjoyable memories of an afternoon with the winemaker in Seattle) but too ripe and oaky for me tonight. Maybe another 5-10 years would help

Well made (and enjoyable memories of an afternoon with the winemaker in Seattle) but too ripe and oaky for me tonight. Maybe another 5-10 years would help

Nov 2nd, 2019
Alina Ferguson

Intense dark fruit, tightly wound...will age well.

Intense dark fruit, tightly wound...will age well.

Apr 11th, 2016
Greg Giere

From 3L

From 3L

Dec 3rd, 2021
Eric

85% CF. Light on its feet. Tasty.

85% CF. Light on its feet. Tasty.

Mar 27th, 2020
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Such a lovely wine. Let it sit out for a bit and it got better.

Such a lovely wine. Let it sit out for a bit and it got better.

May 25th, 2019
Sarah Milsow-Guenther

Fantastic Cab Franc heavy blend. Ben knows how to work with CF. Actually surprisingly good with smoked bacon.

Fantastic Cab Franc heavy blend. Ben knows how to work with CF. Actually surprisingly good with smoked bacon.

Oct 7th, 2017
Matt Perlman

A baby, will do my best to hold off on this for a while! Very attractive now, with black fruits, dried herbs, violets and vanilla. I think this was mostly cab franc which is rad. Certainly more broad shouldered than Loire or even right bank but awesome balance

A baby, will do my best to hold off on this for a while! Very attractive now, with black fruits, dried herbs, violets and vanilla. I think this was mostly cab franc which is rad. Certainly more broad shouldered than Loire or even right bank but awesome balance

Aug 1st, 2016
Matthew Beckman

A special wine from WA...84% can franc, 8% merlot, 8% Verdot...beautifully aromatic and elegant cab franc. Very impressed with the aromas (olive and floral), acidity, structure and finish. 👏🏻

A special wine from WA...84% can franc, 8% merlot, 8% Verdot...beautifully aromatic and elegant cab franc. Very impressed with the aromas (olive and floral), acidity, structure and finish. 👏🏻

Jul 26th, 2016
Craig Stanfield

I am drinking this too young. Firm tannins and still closed. With air will be better, I'm sure. Bright red fruit and sweet aromatics. Sweet tobacco frames with the slightest hint of spice Also, this is 84% cab franc and has zero Cabernet Sauvignon so the description is off. Has 8% each merlot and petit Verdot. After a few hours, just became more austere and strikingly acidic. Won't open another for a few years.

I am drinking this too young. Firm tannins and still closed. With air will be better, I'm sure. Bright red fruit and sweet aromatics. Sweet tobacco frames with the slightest hint of spice Also, this is 84% cab franc and has zero Cabernet Sauvignon so the description is off. Has 8% each merlot and petit Verdot. After a few hours, just became more austere and strikingly acidic. Won't open another for a few years.

Jul 4th, 2016
David Flaherty, CSW

David had this 8 years ago

David had this 8 years ago

Mar 12th, 2015