2014 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet (MAGS – 1.5L)
Winemaker Notes, “Almandine garnet in the glass, the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is true to site with powerful aromatics of black fruit and currant made ever more intriguing by purple florals, cacao, and graphite. On the palate a savory note of sage layers with black cherry and ripe blueberry, buttressed by smooth, supple tannins. The mouthfeel and finish are characterized by an exquisite tension, and long-lasting textural hedonism. Fit for a wide range of epicurean delights, such as grilled beef tenderloin, rosemary-rubbed rack of lamb, or a sumptuous venison stew.”
VINEYARD: Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard, planted on Cortina very gravelly loam in St. Helena, Napa Valley.
FERMENTATION: Hand-harvested, Fermented in small, closed-top stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts. Gentle pumpovers and délestage. Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrel.
AGING: Aged 20 months in French oak barrels; 100% new. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
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