Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The extraordinary 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Stones No. 1 comes from another Beckstoffer Vineyard, Las Piedras in St. Helena. It is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from what is called clone 4. Loads of graphite, crushed rock, tobacco leaf, scorched earth, blackberry and blueberry fruit soar from the glass of this fat, opulent, decadently intense wine, which has low acidity, tremendous purity, and hedonistic appeal. Drink it over the next 20 years.Author: Robert Parker
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 42 bottles owned
- 11 collectors