2004 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Clone Six
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer-Vineyard Georges III
Rutherford, Napa Valley
- Extended maceration on the skins
- Native yeast fermentation with gentle pump-overs
- Bottled unfiltered
18 months in French oak Bordeaux chateau ferre barrels
14.5% by volume
This wine should develop complexity with up to ten years in the bottle and hold for many years after that.
This is the sixth Merryvale vineyard-designated bottling from low-yielding Clone Six vines in the Beckstoffer family’s Vineyard Georges III in Rutherford. The wine is very dark purple, rich and round with good density. This vineyard consistently shows fine texture and supple, balanced tannins.