2021 Carte Blanche 'Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley


The 2021 Carte Blanche Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon has a dynamite nose of black and blue fruit, crushed rock, black peppercorn, and mission fig. Graphite, black licorice with uplifting notes of lilac and sage. The palate is gorgeous. A silky entry leads to a rich and full mid-palate loaded with blackberry, plum, graphite and savory notes of forest floor and spice box, ending in an ethereal and long finish.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Helen Keplinger
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
100% French oak
Napa Valley
Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

James Suckling

This is a very plush and complex wine with blackberry, tobacco and pistachio nut character. The cut-velvet texture is really something and gives a tension and framing to the wine. Extremely long and flavorful, yet always bright and in focus. Needs four or five years to come together.



The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper is a total dream. Sumptuous and racy with notes of blackberry jam, cloves, menthol, licorice and chocolate. The blend of three blocks and three clones is so complementary. The 2021 is magnificent. An archetype of modern Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2021 is super elegant, polished and refined from start to finish. What a knockout.


Jeb Dunnuck

Winemaker Helen Keplinger came here in 2014 and has consistently been making beautiful wines. The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard offers a pretty, medium to full-bodied, more elegant style as well as a terrific array of red, blue, and black fruits supported by floral and violet notes. It has perfectly integrated background oak, fine, polished tannins, and a great finish. It's incredibly impressive, and while it already has some appeal, it's going to evolve for 20 years in cold cellars.