Then 2019 Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet from one of Napa Valley’s most iconic vineyards boasts a show-stopping, deeply pigmented red hue in the glass. It opens with beautiful aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, and dried bay leaf. The pallet is rich and velvety with juicy blackberry, dark fruit, and light earthy flavors that exhibit exceptional structure and depth. The finish is long and persistent with hints of olive and anise.
This wine is big in flavor and full in body, warmly spiced with cinnamon and cedar notes over rich black cherries and cassis flavors. Aged in French barrels, 75% of which were new, the wine is drinkable now for its lush fruits and broad texture, but will be best from 2025.