2021 Carter Cellars 'Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard - La BAM' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Along the banks of Sulphur Springs Creek in St Helena lies the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard - a 22 acre site renowned for its naturally low yields and well-draining gravelly loam soil. These slightly less stressed vines are closer to the riverbed and sit on slightly more rocky and well-draining soil than the ‘La Verdad’ highlighting the vineyard’s unique topography and minerality. Like a smack in the face, 'La BAM', boasts a full rich bold palate of ripe blue fruits infused with minerals, coffee and tobacco undertones. When matched with sweet firm tannins from the best French barrels, this wine ends with a velvety finish that only gets better with age.

Cabernet Sauvignon
Russell Bevan
18 Months
Oak Treatment:
100% New French Oak
Napa Valley
Beckstoffer Las Piedras
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
SKU #:
750 ml Bottle

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard La BAM is the largest production cuvée from this site, although there are still just a miniscule 154 cases produced. Coming from a parcel of slightly deeper soils, its saturated purple hue is followed by a brilliant perfume of crème de cassis, smoked tobacco, dark chocolate, crushed stone, and new leather. It's pure, focused, and precise aromatically and hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a terrific sense of minerality, ripe yet building tannins, and a great finish. It shows the vintage’s tighter, more focused, straighter profile (this cuvée is usually one of the most approachable of the three Las Piedras releases) and deserves 4-5 years of bottle age. It's going to have 20-25 years of overall longevity. It's another stunning wine from this vineyard.