2016 Anthem 'Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

$124.95

Anthem pulls off another spectacular aria in this 100% Cabernet from the acclaimed Las Piedras Vineyard. Exceptionally plush with earthy spice and dark berries, the strong backbone is wrapped in smooth tannins and velvety black fruit. Bold, fresh and finishing long, this just sings St. Helena terroir.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Jeff Ames
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
100% French oak, 100% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
St. Helena
Vineyard:
Beckstoffer Las Piedras
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
15.8%
Score Wine Advocate:
94
Score Wine Spectator:
91
Score Vinous:
92
SKU #:
1044694
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD94

Jeb Dunnuck

Easily the standout here, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard comes from a terrific site outside of St. Helena and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep purple-colored with a mineral-laced bouquet of red and black fruits, tobacco leaf, bouquet garni, and hints of loamy earth, this beauty is medium to full-bodied, has a plush, rounded textured, ripe tannins, and a great finish.

WA94

Wine Advocate

Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color and reveals expressive black cherries, blackberries, and warm black currants with hunts of violets, black olives, Indian spices, and cigar box. Full-bodied, rich, powerful, the palate is filled with well-poised black fruit layers and firm, grainy tannins, matched by bold freshness and finishing long.

JS92

James Suckling

Aromas of blueberries and blackberries with some crushed-stone character. Full body, juicy tannins and a flavorful finish. Fairly high octane, yet retains freshness.

VN92

Vinous

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is ripe, rich and exotic. Super-ripe red cherry, maple syrup, raspberry jam, mint, wild flowers and spice infuse the 2016 with tremendous character. The 2016 is unabashedly plush, opulent and ripe, but all the elements are well-balanced.

WS91

Wine Spectator

Steeped currant and plum fruit is layered with cocoa, tobacco and humus notes, ending with a toasty crescendo. A bit reliant on toast, but solidly built. Best from 2021 through 2030. 375 cases made.