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2013

Cabernet Sauvignon

Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vnyd
St. Helena, Napa Valley

This wine demonstrates striking aromatic amplitude: notes of red fruit, rich cassis, graphite, dried tobacco leaf and wood smoke burst from the glass. This is an expansive wine structured around fine tannin, almost saline minerality and rich, intense fruit. Aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 100% new.

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98 Points Wine Advocate

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard displays loads of charcoal, barbecue smoke, blueberry and blackberry fruit, an opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, and hints of charcoal and subtle oak in a full-bodied, multi-dimensional style. Drink it over the next 20 years.”
Robert Parker Jr.

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Harvest Date September 27th

Growing Season 2014 was the third straight outstanding growing season in a row, following the excellent 2012 and 2013 vintages. Dry winter and spring conditions limited canopy vigor, and a warm growing season with a lack of extreme heat spikes resulted in prolonged, even ripening through harvest. The resulting wines possess great site specificity, depth and quality.

Winemaking

• Hand-harvested, picked at night
• Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
• Fermented with indigenous yeasts in small closed-top, stainless steel tanks
• 6-day cold soak, 31 days total maceration
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
• Gentle pumpovers and delestage
• Aged 20 months in French oak barrels, 100% new
• Coopers: Taransaud, Darnajou, Radoux, Marques, Baron
• Varietal Composition: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
• Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2015