The Boich Family Cellar’s first vintage from this vineyard, the 2017 Beckstoffer To Kalon is a perfect juxtaposition of power and purity. Aromas of huckleberry, pencil lead and fennel seed are alluring and leave a dark, exotic edge to this Cabernet. The palate is layered and dense. Flavors of plumb, stick spice and cocoa bean collide, and the lengthy finish continues for well over a minute. Cellar this wine for a decade or open sooner and decant, either way, this is a wine for the record books.
Quite possibly the most expressive Georges III we have ever made. Notes of spiced plumb, black cherry, and Bosc pear are followed by a note of mandarin orange and sarsaparilla that build intrigue and anticipation for the tasting experience. The palate has darker undertones and a thick round impression. The mélange of fruits and French roast coffee bean are mouth coating and build to a long satisfying finish and tannin that is perfectly ripe and firm. A stunner.
Winemaker: Jeff Ames
Vineyard: Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III, Napa Valley
A rare combination of power and precision from one of the greatest Chardonnay terroirs in California. A full expression of ripe stone and citrus fruits burst forth on the nose, pear, sliced pineapple and kaffir lime aromas are reflected on the textured and creamy palate, while the mid-palate lifts with bright crushed river stone and citrus peel minerality, pulling the flavors along a finish that seems to linger over a minute after tasting. A true gem what will age right alongside top-level Cabernets and gain complexity and finesse.
The 2016 Wall Road Cabernet may be our most powerful yet elegant wine yet from this esteemed site. Pure dark mountain fruit balanced with ripe tannins make this vintage a real stand out. Black currant, dried blueberry notes and sweet dark herbs define this mountain gem. Mouth coating viscosity leads to a long-lasting finish with layers of fruit. This wine is fully approachable in its youth and will surely age like a world-class Cabernet Sauvignon.
Pure, powerful and polished, the 2015 Wall Road shows immense aromas of black currant, blueberry, blackberry preserves and hints of sweet dark herbs. The palate is fully developed and well structured with firm but ripe tannin and layers of dried red fruits and currants. There is a forest and sweet herb quality that hints at the signature terroir of this Mountain gem. The finish is long and lingering and lifts the layers of fruit on the palate perfectly.