Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard opens with provocative notions of crushed rocks, fertile loam and truffles with a core of warm cassis, blackberry pie and wild blueberries with touches of camphor and cloves. Medium to full-bodied and built like a brick house, it packs in the muscular fruit layers with compelling red fruit sparks, framed by firm, grainy tannins and finishing very long and very earthy. 402 cases produced. Drink date: 2021 - 2048." Oct 2018
Winery: "Exhibiting intense garnet, the aromatics juxtapose between powerful blackcurrant and cocoa with fresh lavender and sage. The palate is bolstered by soft, lush tannins that harmonize the ripe blackberry and cassis flavors with intense mineral expressions of limestone and iron. All these components impart a compelling tension throughout the long finish and capture the ripe and mineral aspect of this inimitable site. Exceptional with coffee-rubbed ribeye with braised collard greens, spaghetti cacao e pepe, or Pot-Au-Feu. Serve at 50°-55° F."
|Varietal||100% Cabernet Sauvignon|
|Aging||20 months in 100% new French oak barrels from Baron, Darnajou, Radoux, Taransaud|
|Region||St. Helena, Napa Valley, California|