Inky purple-black in color, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard gives up notes of blueberry compote, preserved plums and ripe blackberries with touches of incense, dried Mediterranean herbs, menthol and aniseed plus a waft of mossy bark. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is very fine and wonderfully elegant, with incredibly ripe, silt-like tannins and just enough freshness to support the black and blue fruit layers, finishing on a lingering exotic spice note. This beauty should age very well indeed.
- Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, 98+ pts
Fantastic aromas of sweet tobacco, currants and bark. Great complexity. Full and rich yet structured and intense. Excellent length. Excited about this.
- James Suckling, 97 pts
Firm, ripe tannins stand out, lending structure and vibrancy to this youngster, framing the core of dark berry, mineral, spice and cedar notes. Tails off a bit where the tannins pin the fruit. Best from 2021 through 2032.
- Wine Spectator, 93 pts