Adobe Road Beckstoffer Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon 2016
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Rutherford|
A rich, ripe and layered wine, with velvety flavors of steeped currant, plum and spice that fan out nicely, while racier apple wood, bramble and iron notes course underneath. The finish is still packed together, showing details of sassafras and licorice root peeking out. Will need some time to unfurl fully. Best from 2022 through 2038. 800 cases made.
The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard showed nicely, although it has lots of oak and smokiness that will need some time to integrate. Spiced black cherries, blackberries, toasty oak, espresso, and scorched earth aromas all give way to a medium to full-bodied Cabernet with a wonderful sense of elegance and purity on the palate, ripe tannins, and outstanding length. It needs 2-4 years of bottle age and should drink well for 10-15 years or more.