Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard
2021 Lithology

Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon


750mL Bottle
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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.

Released — October 1st, 2023

82 cases produced

Tech Sheet


Jeb Dunnuck

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.


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.

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