2003 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

People are talking about Merryvale wines! Here are a few of our most recent awards and accolades for this 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X.

May 01, 2007
92 Points
     

"Buying Guide Wines"

2003 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

So rich, so opulent in primary fruit extract and new oak that it just demands time in the bottle to calm down. Explodes in cassis flavors spiced up with sweet, charry oak, and the tannins are fresh, young and vibrant, the kind that will usher this wine through a long lifetime.

- Steve Heimoff

March 04, 2007
Quarterly Review of Wines
     

"Best of the Best"

2003 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

At the 23rd annual Blind Tasting of California Cabs, the 2003 Merryvale Beckstoffer Vineyard X Oakville was one of the top 6 wines of the show, earning "Best of the Best" / "5 Stars" / "Outstanding" (the highest possible rating). 129 wines were tasting blind over two days. Results will appear in the Summer issue.

- Tasting Panel

January 18, 2007
San Francisco Chronicle
     

"Weekly Wine Pick"

2003 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

Sourced from a mix of old and young vines off one of Andy Beckstoffer's Oakville bench plantings, given two-thirds new French oak... A strong perfume scent above the dark-black fruit...

- Tasting Panel

December 01, 2006
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
89 Points
     

2003 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

...From one of Napa's premier vineyards... Depth and suppleness get it big points, and for those who are not wed to Cabernet specificity, this one will be especially rewarding. We think it will look better in more balanced vintages, but we also admit that it will certainly drink well for several years to come.

- Charles Olken & Stephen Eliot

November 29, 2006
Tastings.com
92 Points
     

"World Wine Championships"

2003 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X

- BTI Tasting Panel