Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Janzen Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Cabernet Sauvignon delivers gorgeous plums preserves, black currant cordial and blackberry pie scents with hints of pencil shavings, baking spices, dried mulberries and raisin cake. Very big, rich and full-bodied in the mouth, the palate is laden with fruit cake and dried berry flavors sparked by spicy accents and framed with soft, fine-grained tannins, finishing very long with a provocative mineral hint. 171 cases were made.
Made entirely from Cabernet Sauvignon grown in this Yountville-area site, this is red-fruit forward, full bodied and expansive in waves of flavor and complexity. Compressed tannins round out the structure and powerful grip.
The Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard sits on the southern boundary of the Oakville AVA. This historic vineyard site on the valley floor is one of Napa Valley’s oldest grape growing sites with its initial planting dating back to the late 1800’s. The 2015 vintage offered a low yield, but excellent fruit quality with great skin to juice ratios. Perhaps our most decadent and age-worthy offering, a deep core of black and red fruits envelops the
palate. Notes of coffee and toffee dominate with hints of licorice and bramble. A very long finish with abundant tannins will greatly reward those with the patience to cellar this wine. Expected drinking window of 2019-2035.
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