2017 B Cellars Missouri Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon Oakville

$209.95
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This 95-point powerhouse is bold and brawny and ready to fight for your attention. Of course, with origins in Beckstoffer’s Missouri Vineyard, it may have an unfair advantage. Oakville has a well-earned rep for knockout fruit, and this Cabernet Sauvignon pulls no punches, laying out layers of toasted oak and blackberry cobbler on a bed of firm, supple tannins. The texture is soft and round with an intensity just begging to go another round.

Bending the traditional rules of Napa Valley, this unique winery places an emphasis on sourcing and harvesting grapes from dozens of high-quality terroirs, then selecting and blending only the best lots with an equal emphasis on creativity and personal care. Throw in gunslinging winemaker Kirk Venge, and you'll start to understand why this juggernaut has garnered the sort of attention that the major critics have given them. Continually walking the line between honoring traditions and techniques of the past and a contemporary artistic blending approach, their wines showcase the unique synergy of combining fruit from all over Napa Valley. The proprietors of B cellars are understandably pleased with what's been happening with their baby, and by the looks of it, this kid is growing up right before our eyes!

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:
2017
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Oakville
Vineyard:
Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper
SKU #:
1043169
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Enthusiast

This bold, brawny wine from the famous site is fantastically layered in toasted oak, blackberry cobbler and sweet oak. Firm, supple tannins provide structure around thee soft rounded texture and length, the wine offering elegant intensity that lasts for days.