Carter Cellars Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet 'Los Compadres' 2020

Tasting Notes

This is the third year we have offered another wine from the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard - a 22 acre site renowned for its naturally low yields and well-draining soil. Sourced from younger fruit closer to the Sulphur Springs Creek, 'Los Compadres' is a combined expression of Clone 4 and Clone 337 all planted all on Rootstock 110R - the hallmark combination of great Beckstoffer wines. More fruit forward than the other Carter Cellars Beckstoffer Las Piedras wines it showcases a full rich bold palate of blue and black cherry fruits infused with wet earth and sandalwood undertones. When matched with our signature barrel program, this wine ends with a textural finish that is rich and deep and sure to keep you longing for more.

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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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