2002 Merlot - Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard

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April 01, 2006
Korea Wine Challenge 2006
     

"Gold Medal"

2002 Merlot - Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard

- Tasting Panel

March 01, 2006
Patterson's Beverage Journal
92 Points
     

"92 Points from Anthony Dias Blue"

2002 Merlot - Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard

Lush and bright with lively acidity and searingly pure berry fruit; excellent

- Anthony Dias Blue

February 01, 2006
Restaurant Wine
     

"Four Stars from Restaurant Wine"

2002 Merlot - Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard

A firm, full bodied, finely flavored Merlot, which is supple in texture, medium rich (toast, tobacco, black currant, licorice aromas/flavors), and long on the finish. Excellent. Unfiltered. 1,350 cases.

- Ronn Wiegand, MS, MW

December 01, 2005
winereviewonline.com
90 Points
     

"90 Points from winereviewonline.com"

2002 Merlot - Beckstoffer Las Amigas Vineyard

A fair number of vintners working in Carneros will tell you (off the record, generally) that the region is really proving too warm to make great Pinot Noir, but that Merlot and Syrah are shaping up to be the lead varieties in the area. This wine lends credence to that notion. With impressively powerful aromatics and admirable depth of flavor, this is not your average dumbed-down Cabernet, but rather a gutsy Merlot that shows power without losing varietal character. This shows up in the form of plum and berry notes that are vivid but not grapey or obvious, being nicely intertwined with tannins and notes of smoky oak. Excellent!

- Michael Franz