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2016 Tuck Beckstoffer Mad Hatter

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May 26, 2024 - $41



92James Suckling

Plenty of ripe blueberry and plum aromas here with a swathe of violet-like florals, too. The palate is succulent and fleshy with a long array of plush, supple tannins that carry ample depth and rich, fresh fruit to the finish.

90The Wine Advocate

It sings of crushed red and black cherries, warm cassis and blueberry compote with suggestions of forest floor, camphor and Indian spices.


Tuck Beckstoffer

Tuck Beckstoffer Wines has a familiar ring to anyone who spends much time with California wines. Tuck Beckstoffer is part of the famous Beckstoffer Vineyards family. His father Andy Beckstoffer moved to Napa Valley in the 1960s and established some of the most prestigious vineyards in the region. Beckstoffer Vineyards owns vineyards and manages other people’s vineyards. Tuck grew up farming and working in the family business. But since the late 1990s he also has made wine. Today Tuck Beckstoffer Wines, in St. Helena, makes several labels. The Seventy-Five label is an homage to the year 1975, which was an important year for Tuck. The label is devoted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and a Bordeaux blend. Tuck Beckstoffer also makes the humorously named “Hogwash” Rosé; Melée, a Grenache; Mockingbird Cabernet Sauvignon; and Semper Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.


United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,