This sophisticated cabernet sauvignon opens up to lavender,
cassis, cocoa powder, pencil shaving and damp earth. 


The fruit is pure and elegant, showing
boysenberry and blackberry with layers of graphite, leading to a focused and polished wine.  

Growing Conditions

2009 began with an abundance of spring rain followed by mild, steady
summer temperatures that set the stage for nearly ideal growing conditions.  The well‐set
fruit ripened slowly allowing for an excellent balance of sugars and acids to develop.    The
resulting wines can be characterized as elegant and rich with profound depth and structure.

Properties: Beckstoffer Dr. Crane (St. Helena), Beckstoffer Las Piedras (Napa Valley),
Beckstoffer To Kalon (Oakville), Stagecoach (Napa Valley)
Clonal Selections: 4, 337


Hand‐harvested grapes


Unfined and unfiltered; bottled June 2011.


 Fermented in closed‐top stainless steel fermentors with indigenous selected yeasts
 6‐day cold soak, 29 days total maceration  
 Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels


Aged 20 months in French oak; 74% new.


Displaying a black garnet hue.