2018 Waypoint 'Beckstoffer Georges III' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$148.95
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From a spectacular site off the Silverado trail, guided by 100-point legend Philippe Melka, comes a pure expression of Napa Valley terroir. Ripe, round black fruits complemented by spice, cedar and cigar box sing in the aromas and on the palate. Lifted acidity, grounded in earthen notes, delivers a masterclass in balance.

Gentle reader, it may surprise you to learn that many of the Napa Valley’s finest, highest-scoring wineries make wine from purchased fruit, and own no vineyards. Bond, Realm, and Schrader all fit this profile. Waypoint represents our relentless effort to stand shoulder to shoulder with this elite group of producers. With all of the mutually beneficial friendships and connections we’ve built over 22 years, we have no shortage of contacts with prime fruit to sell. In 2013, these networks paid off in the greatest way. Enter Tim Milos, our master oenologist and winemaker, who recently scored his first 100 point wine in The Wine Advocate. Tim makes all of our wines, from the Justice trio on down to Broken Spur. We know how talented he is, with an enviable CV featuring the likes of S. Anderson, Opus One, Rubissow, Girard, and Cliff Lede. Now it’s your turn to see what he can do, with these three STUNNING single-vineyard Cabernets. We’re offering them as a collectible 3-pack, for a special price for a limited time. You can only buy these wines here.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Michel Rolland
Vintage:
2018
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Rutherford
Alcohol %:
15.8%
SKU #:
1044188
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Enthusiast

Thick in sage brush, dried herb and earth, this wine is powerfully built and unabashedly ripe. Dark black fruit, mocha and graphite notes arise along the thick, intense palate, leading to finishing touches of slate and iron.

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Jeb Dunnuck

Just a classic expression of this vineyard with its pure Cabernet dark fruits, tobacco leaf, chocolate, and cedar pencil-like aromas and flavors, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard hits the palate with a charming, forward style carrying loads of sweet fruit, full-bodied richness, and integrated tannins. This is a plush, undeniably delicious Cabernet to enjoy over the coming 10-15 years

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Vinous

The Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III is deep and inky to the core. Blackberry jam, bittersweet chocolate, sweet French oak, spice, new leather and licorice are all kicked up in this unabashedly flamboyant, opulent Cabernet Sauvignon. There is not a whole lot of subtlety here, but there is plenty of intensity as well as immediacy.