2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Vineyard, Georges III
We are honored to be able to produce wine from the historic Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard, which has been growing world-renowned Cabernet Sauvignon for 75 years. This site combines well-draining soils from the former creek bed with ideal sun exposure to yield wines with richness, fruit intensity and structure. The 2012 edition of this wine has a deep ruby color with a garnet rim, and fills the glass with enchanting aromas of cherry, red currant, raspberry, dried herbs, and vanilla bean. The fruit forward palate is lighter compared with previous vintages. Red cherries, strawberries, and raspberries mingle with plums, blueberries, and blackberries entice the palate and are accompanied by toasty oak and just enough acidity to make your mouth water. The classic addition of Rutherford dust famously shines through on the elegant and lengthy finish. Although delicious and ready to drink now, this wine has the stuffing to last up to fifteen years in your cellar.