2018 Waypoint 'Beckstoffer Georges III' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$139.95 $149.95

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.

A waypoint is an intermediate point or place on a route or line of travel. In modern terms, it most often refers to coordinates that specify one’s position on the globe. In the wine world, one’s waypoint tells a unique story of time and place in the glass. Waypoint was born out of the idea of spotlighting singlevineyard properties, throughout California, to highlight the unique terroir and characteristics of each of these singular plots of dirt. Between Pinot Noir, Cabernet, Merlot, and Petit Verdot, Waypoint was one of the first brands in California to place an emphasis on sourcing fruit from one specific locale and giving it the credit it was due.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Michel Rolland
Vintage:
2018
Oak Treatment:
French Oak
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Sub-Appellation:
Rutherford
Vineyard:
Beckstoffer Georges III
Total Varietal Composition %:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
15.8%
Score Wine Enthusiast:
94
Score Vinous:
94
SKU #:
1044188
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE94

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.

JD93

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

VN94

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.