Twenty-nineteen was an incredible year for our Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Perchance Estates Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep and brilliant violet in the glass coupled with amazing clarity, this wine is a showstopper at first sight. Aromas of dark dried fruits, acacia flowers, huckleberry and Belgium chocolate intertwine with a mid-palate that is loaded with layers of pedigree. The beauty of this site is how it captures and marries subtle, but exuberant ripeness with the dusty earth of the Rutherford appellation. The mid palate and finish is where this wine gains momentum and precision; loaded with perfectly ripened fruit and powerful, yet refined, tannins that frame a 30 second finish This wine is immediately approachable, yet will gain further complexities for 3-8 years. Extended aging may add a touch of magic. One of the most complex and layered versions of Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard that I have ever made.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard is brought up all in new French oak barrels. Rocking crème de cassis, chocolate, toasted spice, and smoke tobacco are just some of the nuances here, and it's full-bodied, has an expansive, ripe, opulent mouthfeel, great tannins, and the class to evolve for over two decades. It's another brilliant wine from this estate that's well worth seeking out.