Carter Cellars 2018 Beckstoffer Las Piedras ‘La BAM’ Cabernet Sauvignon
At the foot of Spring Mountain along the banks of Sulphur Springs Creek lies the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard – a 22 acre site renowned for its naturally low yields and well draining soil. These slightly less stressed vines are closer to the riverbed and sit on slightly more rocky and well draining soil than the ‘La Verdad’. Like a smack in the face, ‘La BAM’, boasts a full rich bold palate of dark red and black fruits infused with graphite, wet gravel, chocolate and savory undertones. Matched with sweet firm tannins from Darnajou and Marcel Cadet barrels, this wine ends with a lengthy prodigious finish that only gets better with age.
99 Points ~ Jeb Dunnuck