95pts Wine Advocate
Deep purple-black in color, the 2016 Nomad Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III is just a tad youthfully reticent to begin, soon unfurling to offer a glorious array of warm black cherries, black raspberries and cassis scents with touches of lilacs, fragrant earth, ground pepper and tree bark. The palate is full-bodied with a rock-solid backbone of firm, grainy tannins and background freshness supporting the generous, earth-laced black fruits, finishing very long and earthy.
93pts Wine Enthusiest
This Rutherford vineyard provides brightness and depth to the proceedings here—a mix of shy floral tones and fresh currant. High-toned flavors have a backbone of soft rounded caramel and velvety texture, finishing in cinnamon toast and bittersweet chocolate. Enjoy 2021–2030.
- Beckstoffer’s Georges III, Clone 337 on Rootstock 039-16, Planted 2009
- Rutherford, Napa Valley
HARVEST DATE & BRIX
- October of 2016 at 28 degrees brix
- Whole-berry fermentation in stainless steel fermenters followed by wet cap immersion, totaling 25 days of maceration
- 22 months in 75% new French oak barrels