Our Winemaking Philosophy

It Takes great Fruit to make Great Wine.

At Bellacana we strive to bring out the best from what the fruit and Vineyard give off. We try to pick at the optimum ripeness, to show the best of what the grape has to offer. It’s a delicate balance to pick at the proper time.

The Sauvignon Blanc needs to be at 22.5-23.5 Brix. This ensures we’ll achieve the proper balance of fruit and acid. We whole cluster press juice to maximize the flavors and ferment in stainless steel tanks, chilled, for a slow and precise finish.

Our Hillside Cabernet is produced from our Hillside Vineyard overlooking the renowned Alexander Valley. The yield is low, but quality is of the highest level. Fruit is harvested in the cool morning and delivered to the winery a very short distance from our Vineyards in small ½-ton containers. Getting the maximum proper ripeness is essential so we’ll harvest at roughly 24 Brix. This will be fermented in small Open Top fermenters with roughly 10% whole clusters. This process ensures we maximize the best of what the fruit has to offer. Barrel aged in French oak for a minimum of 18 months. Simply put, without great fruit you cannot make great wine!

2016

Bellacana Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Hillside Select

A luscious, full bodied wine with an unforgettable palate. 

VINEYARD NOTES: During Fermentation we punch down 3 times daily to dryness. After a light press, we moved to barrels. 100% French Oak with 50% being new. 

TASTING NOTES: Rick dark color. Enticing aromas of black currant, cassis and a touch of coffee and vanilla. Flavors of chocolate, dried figs, dates, and dark currants. Fruity medium body. Long, lingering rich finish and soft tannins. This wine will continue to develop for several years, yet it's very enjoyable now. 


$45.00 Per Bottle

$540.00Per Case

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2012

Bellacana Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Full on the nose with rich aromas, soft and silky on the palate. 

VINEYARD NOTES: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon Hillside Select handpicked and aged for 18 months in 100% French oak with 50% being new. 

TASTING NOTES: Rich in color with flavors of ripe and juicy blackberry, cherry cobbler, sweet oak spice, with mixed berry compote, spice plum, wild raspberry, cedar and supple tannins and a long and satin finish.


$45.00 Per Bottle

$540.00Per Case

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2016

Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Floral, sweet and bright. 

VINEYARD NOTES: Our Sauvignon Blanc is 100% estate fruit from our vineyard located in the heart of Alexander Valley. 100% tank fermented to preserve its intense character and acidity. 

TASTING NOTES: Honeysuckle, jasmine, lime flower, meyer lemon, and a hint of white spice with a crisp, light finish.


$19.00 Per Bottle

$228.00Per Case

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2017

Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc

A refreshing crispness all its own. 

VINEYARD NOTES: Our Sauvignon Blanc is 100% estate fruit from our vineyard located in the heart of Alexander Valley. 90% Sauvignon Blanc 10% Musque. 100% tank fermented to preserve its intense varietal character and acidity.

TASTING NOTES: Aromas of passion fruit, pineapple, pear compote and citrus tones. Dry, crisp citrus finish.


$19.00 Per Bottle

$228.00Per Case

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2018

Alexander Valley Sauvignon Blanc

Crisp and lively. 

VINEYARD NOTES: Our Sauvignon Blanc is 100% estate fruit from our vineyard located in the heart of Alexander Valley. 90% Sauvignon Blanc 10% Musque. 100% tank fermented to preserve its intense varietal character and acidity.

TASTING NOTES: Fruity and juicy, aromas of grapefruit, sorbet and limestone with a dryish light body. Lemon spritz and hint of fresh herbs. 


$19.00 Per Bottle

$228.00Per Case

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