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2018 Stewart Nomad Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon

Removed from a temperature and humidity controlled wine storage unit

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RATINGS

96+ Jeb Dunnuck

...balanced, complete, incredibly satisfying wine...lots of red and black fruits as well as notes of dried tobacco, new leather, chocolate, and some earthy nuances, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a deep, layered mid-palate, ripe tannins, and a great finish.

95Wine Enthusiast

Etched in sage, cedar and pencil shaving...a burly, textured and grippy wine, with notes of charcoal and toasted oak. The fruit is black and broodingly rich, held within a foundation of firm, integrated tannin and balanced power.

94Wine Spectator

A big wine...densely packed with boysenberry reduction, fig compote and blackberry preserve flavors that are wrapped in licorice snap and sassafras notes...roasted apple wood note adds another detail on the finish.

92The Wine Advocate

...sings of black and red cherry compote, wild blueberries and cassis, plus unsmoked cigars, new leather and tilled earth. The medium to full-bodied palate is pleasantly chewy, nicely countering the bags of expressive black fruit preserves, finishing refreshingly savory.

92James Suckling

...sweet nose with aromas of black and blue-fruit jam, licorice, leather and sweet vanilla. Some hazelnuts, too. Full body with ripe character on the palate...a long, warming finish. Chewy at the end.

REGION

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,

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.