2002 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer-Vineyard X, Blocks B, C and D
Oakville, Napa Valley
- 40 days on the skins
- Native yeast fermentation with gentle pump-overs
- Bottled unfiltered
18 months in French oak Bordeaux chateau ferre barrels (100% new)
14.5% by volume
This wine should develop complexity with up to ten years in the bottle and hold for many years after that.
2002 was Merryvale's fourth harvest from the Beckstoffer family's Vineyard X, just southwest of Brix Restaurant on the Oakville bench. The grapes were harvested September 27th, 28th and 30th. Merryvale has a long-term contract on the entire cabernet vineyard. We are happy to be able to bottle a vineyard-designated wine from these grapes. The wine is opaquely purple, dense and powerful.