It’s always satisfying to see a usual suspect find a new accomplice, especially one like Beckstoffer. Between the obsessively tended fruit and the team of legendary winemakers, it would be hard to go wrong, but this is a clear win from any angle. It captures the essence of this heritage vineyard beautifully in the layers of earthy and savory notes over sweet dried cherry and tobacco. Simply fabulous.
Integrity, quality, honesty and trust. These are the core values of the Bounty Hunter and the mantra for the Justice trio. With almost 15 vintages crafted expressly for Bounty Hunter, we couldn’t be prouder of the track record of our own flagship brand. They hang with the very best of the Napa Valley. Andy Beckstoffer’s Dr. Crane and To Kalon vineyards are Napa Valley royalty, first recognized for their greatness in the 19th century. They are two of the most purely alluvial vineyard sites in the valley, making them true Napa Valley Grand Crus. It isn’t just hype or fashion that causes wines from these vineyards to receive legions of 100-point scores every year; it’s the fact that these are simply magic vineyard sites, ones that have helped elevate brands like Schrader, Carter Cellars, Paul Hobbs, Realm, and Myriad to superstar status. Our long and enthusiastic partnership with these vineyards dates back almost 15 years, and the track record of our Justice wines now speaks for itself. Justice is served.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Poetic Justice Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard is a fabulous wine that captures the essence of this Rutherford site to the fullest. Sweet dried cherry, tobacco, dried herbs, leather, licorice and tobacco open first, followed by layers of Georges III earthy and savory notes that round things out. This is a fabulous showing.