2018 Carte Blanche 'Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$149.95
WA97+JD97

According to the Wine Advocate, this beauty “sashays out of the glass with gregarious notions of baked plums, warm cassis and blueberry compote...” We admire the confidence of a good sashay and can’t wait to dive into the full-bodied palate “laden with bright, lively, energetic black fruits supported with firm, super ripe tannins...” Only 500 cases made, better get yours quick!

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Helen Keplinger
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Vineyard:
Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard
SKU #:
1047034
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WA97+

Wine Advocate

The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard is made from 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Featuring a deep garnet-purple color, it sashays out of the glass with gregarious notions of baked plums, warm cassis and blueberry compote with suggestions of kirsch, dusty soil and Indian spices. The palate is full-bodied and laden with bright, lively, energetic black fruits, supported with firm, super ripe tannins and finishing on a persistent exotic spice note. 500 cases were made.

JD97

Jeb Dunnuck

Lastly, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard comes from a great site in Oakville that continues to fly slightly under the radar yet produces brilliant wines. Incredible cassis, graphite, damp earth, and violet notes emerge from the glass, and this full-bodied beauty offers plenty of high-end oak, ripe, seamless tannins, and flawless balance. It just screams of Cabernet. There’s no harm drinking bottles today, but I’d nevertheless recommend a solid 4-5 years of bottle age. It should keep for two-plus decades.