Wine Advocate | Rating: 93The single-vineyard 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard offers sweet black cherry and black raspberry fruit intermixed with a hint of white chocolate, a medium to full-bodied, elegant style, and a kirsch component that I often associate with Rutherford terroirs. The color is a saturated ruby/purple and the wine is rich and impressive. Consume it over the next 12-15 years.Author: Robert Parker
Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Toasty, roasted herb is the prominent flavor here, showing power at the core. Shows off chewy, extracted tannins that turn dry and cedary on the finish. Tough to judge now, but should be better with time.Author: James Laube
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 11 bottles owned
- 5 collectors