Carter Cellars Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon 'La BAM' 2017



Tasting Notes

At the foot of Spring Mountain along the banks of Sulphur Springs 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 red and black fruits matched with graphite, wet gravel, chocolate and savory spices. Matched with sweet firms from Darnajou barrels, this wine ends with a lengthy prodigious finish that has to be tasted to be believed.

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Map of the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard

The History of the Las Piedras Vineyard

Dating back to the Mexican land grants, the Las Piedras vineyard is considered to be the first vineyard planted in what is now the St. Helena AVA. In 1983 Beckstoffer Vineyards purchased the property and planted it to two clones of Cabernet Sauvignon with modern trellising. Impressed with the quality of the gravelly soil, the farm workers named the vineyard Las Piedras, which means the stones or little pebbles. The vineyard sits at the base of Sulfur Creek on the southwest outskirts of St. Helena. With a gentle slope, the site belongs to the fan-shaped flood plain created by run-off from Sulfur creek and the hillsides above. Riddled with rocks, the soil is porous and provides ideal support for the vines and when matched with excellent farming techniques, the result is remarkable dense and concentrated fruit.

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