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2016 Fait Main Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine cellar

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific

RATINGS

98Jeb Dunnuck

...awesome notes of creme de cassis, toasted spices, graphite, lavender, and dried tobacco. Possessing beautiful gravelly minerality, full body, a layered, multi-dimensional texture, and a big finish, it's a thrill a minute, evolving and offering new layers every time I came back to the glass. It has the purity and balance of the vintage front and center...

95James Suckling

...crushed stone, walnut and chocolate highlighting the blue fruit. Full bodied, linear and long. Shows focus and poise.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena, Las Piedras Vineyard

Las Piedras was first planted in the mid-19th century, and within a few years its grapes were being used to make wine by Henry Amstutz, one of the area’s first important winemakers. The 25-acre vineyard in St. Helena was acquired by Beckstoffer in 1983. Today it is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon. Beckstoffer Vineyards owns and farms more than 3,600 acres of highly prestigious grape growing vineyards in Napa Valley, Mendocino County and the Red Hills of Lake County. A senior executive with Heublein in the 1960s, Andy Beckstoffer is credited with steering Napa Valley vintners towards improving farming and the quality of the grapes used for wine. Grapes from any Beckstoffer vineyards are considered among the finest available in California.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.