1053848

$359.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

The bouquet is a vibrant mix of red and dark fruits, accented by herbs and warm conifer, and enhanced by mineral complexities that evoke pulverized river bed rocks. True to its vineyard origins, the wine showcases a muscular structure without sacrificing elegance. The palate offers both density and refinement, culminating in a finish of extraordinary length and balance.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Matt Sands, Philipp Melka, and Michel Rolland
Vintage:
2021
Aging:
22 Months
Oak Treatment:
French oak, 85% new
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol %:
15.3%
SKU #:
1053848
Size:
750 ml Bottle

JD99

Jeb Dunnuck

The 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard has to be one of the finest wines I've tasted from this vineyard. All varietal, this glass-staining beauty offers a gorgeous perfume of crème de cassis, smoked black fruits, dark chocolate, and a terrific sense of minerality, with background oak and graphite. Rich, full-bodied, and powerful, yet with sweet tannins, flawless balance, and that rare mix of richness and elegance, it needs to be tasted to be believed. Hide bottles for 4-5 years, count yourself lucky, and enjoy over the following two decades.

DC96

Decanter

Winemaker Matt Sands has ushered in an entire lineup of terrifically fresh and exuberant 2021s, and this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is right in the pocket. Oozing with succulent blackberry fruit, graphite, and crunchy cranberry, the full-bodied palate is framed by crisp tannins tart and tangy blood orange acidity. It is wholly expressive of wild herbs, dusty minerals and crushed dried violets.