Carter Cellars Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet 'La Verdad' 2019



Tasting Notes

One of our most highly sought after wines, the 2019 'La Verdad' is low production wine from our original block of stressed vines on the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard. Inky and dark in the glass, the nose emits a show stopping rush of mouth-watering blueberry and black fruits. The first taste is a pleasurable attack on the senses, bursting with concentrated dark black and blue fruits, mixed with finely crushed gravel and damp earth. Year after year, the underlying structure and minerality result in a muscular but well-balanced Cabernet. A full-bodied mid-palate reveals finely integrated tannins that lift the overall back bone of the wine and ends with a textured and endless fruit driven finish.

"More unevolved and primary, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard La Verdad offers a massive array of black and blue fruits as well as dark chocolate, crushed stone, and violets. Hitting the palate with full-bodied richness, it has a stacked mid-palate, lots of building tannins, and a blockbuster finish. It's a brilliant wine, but the cellar will be your friend."

99-97 Points ~ Jeb Dunnuck (barrel sample)

 

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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The 2019 vintage is available in Special Wooden Box sets. Order your box set before they sell out.

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