1999 Cabernet Sauvignon - Beckstoffer Vineyard X
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Beckstoffer –Vineyard X, Block C
Oakville, Napa Valley
- Native yeast fermentation with gentle pump-overs
- 37 days on the skins
- Bottled unfiltered
19 months in French oak Bordeaux chateau ferre barrels
14.5% by volume
This wine should develop complexity with five years in the bottle and hold for many years after that.
This is the first Merryvale-Beckstoffer Vineyards release from Vineyard X, just southwest of Brix Restaurant. Part of the old Vine Hill Ranch, the Cabernet Sauvignon from this outstanding Beckstoffer Vineyard is dedicated exclusively to Merryvale. Opaquely purple, dense and powerful, this is what I am looking for in Cabernet Sauvignon.