2017 Carte Blanche 'Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$149.95

Rising star, Helen Keplinger, delivers a Cab that holds its own against wines twice the price. Full-bodied flavors abound with blackcurrant, tobacco, chocolate and earth in this opulent beauty. Feel free to grab a case, you probably deserve it.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Helen Keplinger
Vintage:
2017
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
100% French oak barrels
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
14.9%
Score Wine Advocate:
93
SKU #:
1044761
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JD96

Jeb Dunnuck

Even better, the 100% varietal 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts a deep purple color as well as full-bodied aromas and flavors of blackcurrants, unsmoked tobacco, chocolate, and earth. This ripe, sexy, opulent beauty has sweet tannins, a great mid-palate, and a great, great finish. It competes with wines 2-3 times the price.

WA93

Wine Advocate

The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon (100%) comes from the Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper vineyard in Oakville. It aged in 100% French Darnajou, Taransaud and Sylvain oak for 22 months. Deep purple-black colored, it comes bounding out of the glass with exuberant black berry preserves, baked plums and candied violets with touches of chocolate mint, smoked meats and sautéed herbs. Full-bodied, rich and finely grained, it has lovely freshness and loads of savory layers on the finish. 500 cases produced.