Deep inky black. Terrifically aromatic, revealing elegant perfumed black cherry notes tinged with rose petals, gravelly mineral character, and cedar spice. Rich and nuanced on entry, bursting with blackberry and black plum flavors. Fine-grained tannins are enveloped in a core of juicy acidity, with a long and supple finish. A wine of impeccable concentration with superb tension and balance. Drink now through 2030.
The 2014 Kata Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard is every bit as compelling as it was last year from barrel. A wine of striking freshness, energy and intensity, the 2014 exhibits notable freshness in its bright red cherry, plum, rose petal and mint overtones. Floral notes take on greater prominence as the wine continues to flesh out in the glass. The 2014 has really come on strong. Today, it gives the impression it could one day surpass the 2013.
This is a beautiful Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the Beckstoffer-owned vineyards. This blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Petite Sirah offers delicious blackberry and cassis fruit, floral notes and a medium to full-bodied mouthfeel with terrific purity, texture and length. Like most 2014s, it is open for business and should continue to drink well for at least 10-15 years.