2018 Schrader Cellars Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (100%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 96 (RP); 98 (JD); 98 (JS)
" The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard LPV comes from a rocky site just outside of St. Helena, next to the Dr. Crane vineyard. Despite its close proximity, this vineyard always seems to yield a more red-fruited, elegant wine compared to the more powerful style from Dr. Crane. Deep ruby/purple-colored, with a killer bouquet of savory red and black fruits, tobacco, chocolate, dried flowers, and bay leaves, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, a seamless, multi-dimensional texture, perfect balance, and a great, great finish. This is a gorgeous, utterly thrilling 2018. It should probably merit a triple-digit rating in 4-5 years and evolve for 30+ years or more."
Jeb Dunnuck (JD) - 01/21