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Beckstoffer LasPiedras

2021 Lithology

Beckstoffer LasPiedras

Cabernet Sauvignon

$300

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Released — October 1st, 2023


97 points

In comparison to the Dr. Crane, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is more floral and elegant, yet still brings that classic Lithology richness and sexiness. Cassis, crushed flowers, violets, and camphor define the bouquet, and it’s full-bodied, with great tannins and the balance and depth to evolve for 25-30 years.

— Jeb Dunnuck
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Tasting Notes


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 riverbed 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.


Winemaking

Vineyard

Considered the first vineyard planted in Saint Helena in the 1840’s, this special site sits right at the head of the alluvial fan created by Sulphur Creek where the Mayacamas Mountains transition to the valley floor. As a result , its soils are exceedingly rocky, compelling Andy’s vineyard crew to call the vineyard “las piedras,” Spanish for stones or pebbles.

Winemaking
Winemaking