2001 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X.

July 01, 2005
90 Points
     

"90 Points from Wine Enthusiast"

2001 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

From a vineyard just behind Brix restaurant, this is a soft-textured, full-bodied Cab with dark plum and earth flavors. Picks up hints of tobacco and chocolate on the finish.

- Joe Czerwinski

October 01, 2004
94 Points & Top Ten Cabs of the Year
     

"94 Points & Top Ten Cabs of the Year"

2001 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

The gorgeous robe of color and huge hit of expensive oak come first. Then zesty, fresh fruit and perfectly matured tannins fill the wine with depth and a graceful intensity. Finely grown, this has power without over-ripeness, the pure currant flavor lasting with the quality and richness of a grand vin. A great 2001, this is delicious now, and should continue to improve for ten years from the vintage.

- Joshua Greene

October 01, 2004
91 Points
     

"91 Points"

2001 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

This is a very dry and well-balanced Cab with some very pedigreed origins. ...Oozes class. It provides elegant drinking now, yet seems destined to improve.

- Steve Heimoff

August 01, 2004
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
91 Points
     

"91 Points!"

2001 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

91 Points "If a little bit less outgoing in personality than its partner above, this handsomely crafted bottling excites with its curranty fruit and its black olive, woodsy and richly oaked aromatic seasonings. It is fairly supple in feel and ripe in aspect with accessible flavors that sing of currants, black cherries and crème brulee. Moderate tannins show up at the end, but they do little to lessen the drink now, come-hither qualities on offer."

- Charles Olken