Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
The Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is located on the gravelly banks of Sulfur Springs Creek just upstream from the famed Dr. Crane Vineyard. The rock composition in this vineyard is so densely thick that drainage is immediate and almost mimics hydroponic farming. With naturally low yields and gentle slopes, Beckstoffer Las Piedras is a perfect environment to grow great Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Dark crimson with a violet tinge, scents of black cherry pie, flint, Kona coffee and tobacco emanate from the glass. A full-bodied mid-palate preludes a rush of finely grained tannins that lift the overall back bone of the wine into a finish abundant with blue fruits, currants, and barrel tannin. Upon release, a six hour decant will elevate the this wine’s many qualities, yet it will gain further complexities and depth for 4-6 years and can be cellared for well up to 12-15 yrs.
All 2012 wines will ship in Fall 2014.