Napa Valley, Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III
22 Months 100% New French Oak
The 2019 vintage was one of the cooler vintages of the last decade. Ample spring rains fueled healthy canopy growth and a crop that was nearly as generous as 2018. The first half of the growing season was moderate, and therefore somewhat extended. This allowed the vines time to slow their growth heading into veraison and maximize their nutrient uptake and pre-ripening photosynthesis. The second half of the season, in which the grapes ripen and are harvested, was warm, with some heat during the harvest period, leading to wines of incredible silkiness, fresh and pure fruit, elegant texture, and impressive length.
Agro Ad Amphorum
Latin Translation: From Soil to Bottle
This boutique single-vineyard Cabernet is made in tiny quantities using ultra-premium fruit. We sourced the grapes from Beckstoffer's legendary Georges III vineyard in the Rutherford AVA. To do them and their terroir justice, we matured this wine in our finest French oak barrels, giving it a luxurious complexity while also honoring the vineyard's French founder.