Very deep garnet-purple colored, the 2014 Janzen Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon has a very earthy nose of damp soil, dried leaves, iron ore and mossy bark over a core of black currants and mulberries with a hint of unsmoked tobacco. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is laden with earth and mineral suggestions with a fine-grained foundation and plenty of freshness on the epically long finish. 194 cases were made.
Soft supple tannins open a gateway of big bold respectable power and flavor in this vineyard designate from the famous Napa Valley grower. Black pepper, mountain-like sage, milk chocolate, cedar and pencil shavings all rise to the fore of this impressive, complex, interwoven wine that should do well in the cellar and be enjoyable now.
This historic vineyard is located on the valley floor at the southern boundary of the Oakville AVA. The light gravely loam is absolutely perfect for growing premium, world class Cabernet. Consistently ripe, concentrated and incredibly complex in flavor, the grapes harvested from this vineyard also provide generous tannins to help the ageing process. We believe the grapes sourced from this vineyard stand alongside the best and most notable vineyards in Napa Valley.
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