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Anthem 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard, Napa Valley

A small-production gem from a legendary Napa vineyard - limited.

The Anthem 2016 Beckstoffer Cabernet is a100% Cabernet using the lush 337 clone from the Beckstoffer-owned Las Piedras vineyard at the base of the Mayacamas west of St. Helena. This is a full, intense wine, with up-front aromas of blackcurrant, blackberry, black cherry, spices, oak, tobacco, and coffee, all leading into a juicy palate with chewy tannins. A big, mouth-filling but very balanced wine that keeps on giving in the long, spicy finish. Just 250 cases made.

94 Points Jeb Dunnuck: "Easily the standout here, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard comes from a terrific site outside of St. Helena and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep purple-colored with a mineral-laced bouquet of red and black fruits, tobacco leaf, bouquet garni, and hints of loamy earth, this beauty is medium to full-bodied, has a plush, rounded textured, ripe tannins, and a great finish. It has the class to shine today as well as keep for 15-20 years or more."

94 Points Robert Parker: "Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is deep garnet-purple in color and reveals expressive black cherries, blackberries and warm blackcurrants with hints of violets, black olives, Indian spices and cigar box. Full-bodied, rich and powerful, the palate is filled with well-poised black fruit layers and firm, grainy tannins, matched by bold freshness and finishing long."

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