Wine Advocate | Rating: 97Coming from the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard, block C that is planted to clone 337, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Colesworthy has a very deep purple-black color and incredibly primary nose of blackcurrant cordial, blueberry pie and preserved plums with wafts of licorice, charcoal, mulberries and baking spices plus a hint of red roses. Medium to full-bodied, very firm and very finely crafted, the palate features wonderfully ripe tannins and great freshness, harnessing the bold, primary flavors and restraining the very long, very youthful finish. 128 cases produced.Drink Dates: 2018 - 2045Author: Lisa Perrotti-BrownIssue: Interim Issue Mid-December 2017
Jeb Dunnuck | Rating: 100Lastly, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Colesworthy is a barrel selection from the Las Piedras Vineyard in St. Helena. It takes the classic LPV release and ratchets up the intensity without any additional sense of weight or heaviness. With incredible cassis, liquid violets, white flowers, and a distinct earthy, loamy minerality, this beauty has insane purity of fruit, a huge, layered, full-bodied style on the palate, sweet tannin, and a blockbuster finish. Don’t miss it!Drink Dates: 2018 - 2043Author: Jeb DunnuckIssue: California, Napa Valley: Napa’s Exuberant, Powerful 2015s
James Suckling | Rating: 98There is brightness and intensity on the nose and palate with fantastic depth of blue fruits such as blueberries and blackberries. Oyster shell, too. Full-bodied, layered and beautiful. So much intensity and focus. High fidelity character.Author: James SucklingIssue: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Wine Spectator | Rating: 93Creamy, vanilla-infused oak joins rich dark berry, dark chocolate, spicy cedar and melted licorice flavors before a dash of crushed rock folds in. Long and lingering, young and energetic. Best from 2021 through 2033. 128 cases made. — JLDrink Dates: 2021-2033Author: James LaubeIssue: Nov 15, 2018
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 6 bottles owned
- 4 collectors