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“Fabulous tasting”
Review of Bell Wine Cellars

Bell Wine Cellars
Ranked #2 of 45 things to do in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Established in 1991, Bell Wine Cellars is a small, family owned winery committed to hand-crafting limited edition bottling of extraordinary wines. We're less than a mile south of Yountville on Washington Street, in an exquisite pale stone winery, surrounded by vineyard and cloaked in quiet.If you enjoy Cabernet, you'll enjoy Bell. We make six different Cabernets as well as Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Syrah; total production is under 15,000 cases annually. Nestled between the towering stainless steel tanks, guests can taste our signature wines at the intimate, elegant Tasting Bar. We also host more extensive educational tastings in our lovely, enclosed Reserve Room overlooking the barrels. During much of the year, our spacious Patio is also open for tasting appointments, under the arbor as the sun slowly arcs toward the Mayacamas to the west.Come visit and taste what Anthony Bell, a globally educated winemaker with over 35 years of experience in Napa, can produce. We guarantee you'll leave speaking Cabernet fluently, and with a smile.
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Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

John was an amazing host - knowledgeable, friendly, and engaging. We had such a great time at Bell Wine Cellars and the grounds were incredibly picturesque!

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

First off, as other reviews have mentioned, John is an absolutely excellent host. I certainly enjoy tours of wineries, but this tour was made so much better by having him as the host.
First, the group of 4 of us were greeted with a glass of sparkling wine. We wandered through the beautiful building and barrel storage with chardonnay, then enjoyed a great education and discussion on the patio and in the vineyard with merlot, syrah, and two clones of cabernet sauvignon. Finally, we were lucky enough to be able to try two barrel samples of cabernet to see the differences that barrel-type makes.
The wines here are definitely high quality and the staff clearly enjoy what they do. Highly encouraged to plan a visit here!

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Reviewed 4 June 2018

Visited Bell Vineyards yesterday for a basic tasting. John was our host and was a really nice guy, knowledgeable, personable, yet not in any way snooty. Brief tour was just the right length, and the tasting included most of their whites and signature reds. We've been to Napa a few times before, but were so impressed we joined the wine club!!! Thanks John, n go Saints n Raiders (I'm a Saints fan, John's a Raiders guy)

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Reviewed 29 May 2018

When going to Napa be sure to first get your @PriorityWinePass and second, book your 2:1 grape to glass tour at Bell Wine Cellars. The tour was really great and the seated tasting was informed and delicious! My only complaint is that I did not order more wine! The bottles I had shipped, I will covet and save for the most perfect occasion! Will definitely return for a second tasting next time i'm in Napa

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

We had a great experience at Bell Wine Cellars. Our host, John, was knowledgable, friendly, and interactive. We did not have that same experience at other wineries we visited. John taught you about their winemaking process and used such great metaphors to help you understand the process. He was entertaining and you can tell he was very passionate about the wines! We would definitely go back to Bell Wine Cellars!

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