Bialla Cabernet: Rare Quality and a Limited Opportunity
Napa's Bialla Vineyards makes only 500 cases of wine a year and they don't want to make more. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is a part of a group of so-called "cult wines," meaning high-quality, limited-production varietals that sell out extremely quickly. The high price point of Bialla Cabernets ($125 a bottle) makes sense when you consider the care taken in producing the wine. Bialla hand-destems each grape, in what proprietor Vito Bialla calls "the ultimate in quality control and tradition." Bialla is one of the only vineyards in the valley who hand destems their grapes.
To try Bialla for yourself, taste at the winery, try to purchase a bottle from their website (though they sell like hot cakes) or join their wine club for an invitation to one of their lavish all night private parties.