Robert Parker 98+
“Inky purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard gives up notes of blueberry compote, preserved plums and ripe blackberries with touches of incense, dried Mediterranean herbs, menthol and aniseed plus a waft of mossy bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is very fine and wonderfully elegant, with incredibly ripe, silt-like tannins and just enough freshness to support the black and blue fruit layers, finishing on a lingering exotic spice note. This beauty should age very well indeed. 353 cases were made.”
Anticipated maturity: 2018-2042
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is once again marvelously complete. The richness of the vintage is front and center, but, as always, there is a good bit of tannin that frames the fruit and gives the wine its distinctive shape. Gravel, graphite, smoke and scorched earth wrap around a core of dark blue/black stone fruits and blackberry liqueur. There is plenty to look forward to here.