2019 Perennius Cabernet Sauvignon
Jeb Dunnuck, 98 points
A best barrel selection from winemaker Jeff Ames, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Perennius reveals a dense purple hue as well as an incredibly complex bouquet of red and black currants, caramelized blueberries, sandalwood, smoked tobacco, and toasted spice. Rich and full-bodied on the palate, it also stays light on its feet and is beautifully balanced, with an elegant mouthfeel, ripe, polished tannins, and a great, clean, lengthy finish. This gorgeous, layered, multi-dimensional, and utterly seductive 2019 can be drunk any time over the coming 20-25 years.
2021 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
This wine’s deep, rich ruby color augurs for great things to come. Characteristic of the 2021 vintage with low yields from drought conditions, the wine offers intense black cherry, dark plum and dense boysenberry fruit. Yet typical of the To Kalon Vineyard is the signature hint of tobacco and earth that is beautifully complemented by toasty oak nuances. This amazing wine is impeccably balanced with rich, intense tannins that are polished and round so you can enjoy this beauty now or easily cellar for another 20 years.
2021 Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon
Initially somewhat closed, the wine gradually opens to reveal incredibly complex aromas of dark cherry, black currant, ripe raspberry, and traces of vanillin oak. The palate is remarkably rich, dense and structured with superb fine-grained tannins, and concludes with a long, elegant finish that immediately begs for another glass. Lovely now, you’ll be happily rewarded watching this wine evolve over the next 20 to 25 years.
2019 Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Jeb Dunnuck, 95 points
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard is cut from the same cloth as the Georges III with its darker, herbal, classic style. Tobacco leaf, currants, and earthy notes define the bouquet, and it’s full-bodied and has a tighter, more compact mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and a great finish.
2019 Wall Road Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Jeb Dunnuck, 94 points
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Wall Road Vineyard comes from Mount Veeder and is a co-fermented blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc. As with all these releases, it was brought up in new barrels. More medium to full-bodied on the palate, with classic mountain tannins and vibrancy, it has impressive notes of red and black fruits, unsmoked tobacco, herbes de Provence, and hints of leather. Long, balanced, and elegant, it will have two decades of longevity.