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The Debate Three Vineyard Collection 3 Pack 2013

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The Debate 2013!  LIMITED!

Side by side opportunity to taste through 2013 Napa Valley “First Growth” vineyards To Kalon, Doctor Crane, and Missouri Hopper as interpreted by Jean Hoefliger (Alpha Omega, Monteverro, ex-Newton, ex-Lynch Bages). Each source treated the same way in the cellar – thus the foundation of “the Debate”. 

TO KALON WA 96, DR. CRANE WA 98, MISSOURI HOPPER WA 95+ 

  Beckstoffer’s TO KALON 2013 

  Nestled at the edge of the Mayacamas Mountains in the center of Napa Valley, To Kalon receives just a touch of morning fog and full day sun to produce 

Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with complex layers.

  Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon 

Fermentation: 100% barrel fermentation

23 months 100% French Oak; 70% New

Case Production: 200

“The ever-humorous and clever Jean Hoefliger says about the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon, “It has the complexity and depth of Sigmund Freud and the integrity of Abraham Lincoln.” Perhaps my tasting notes can’t say it much better than that. It’s a prodigious Cabernet Sauvignon with notes of charcoal embers integrated with blueberry, blackberry and cassis, some lead pencil shavings, unsmoked cigar tobacco, and a massive, full-bodied mouthfeel with incredible purity, structure and intensity. Forget it for 4-5 years and drink it over the following 30+.”

Robert Parker 96

Beckstoffer’s DR. CRANE 2013

Dr. Crane is situated on the west side of St Helena which has gravelly loamy soils and a very warm climate. Of all the sites, Dr. Crane is the warmest, and has the most extracted style.

Because of this the wine has a very rich and velvety palate with candied fruit on the finish.

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards: 100% Beckstoffer Dr.Crane

Fermentation: 100% Barrel Fermented

23 months 100% French Oak 70% New

Case Production: 200

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane again reveals Graves-like, smoky barbecue notes intermixed with wet stones, blueberry and blackberry fruit, a full-bodied opulence, and a sexy, lusty mouthfeel, and to me, the most complexity of any of these wines. There’s something about this vineyard that just seems to hit all the sweet spots on my palate, so I adore just about everybody’s wine that comes from this source. According to Jean Hoefliger, “Dr. Crane has the sexiness and softness of Marilyn Monroe and the eloquence of Mahatma Gandhi.” (As you can imagine, Hoefliger is never short of whimsical statements.)”

Robert Parker 98

Beckstoffer’s MISSOURI HOPPER 2013

Missouri Hopper is a spectacular vineyard situated in the hourglass of the Napa Valley, which gives it a cooler climate than neighboring To Kalon Vineyard due to the influence of the bay.

Missouri Hopper yields Cabernet Sauvignon that has a balance of ripeness and power with finesse and elegance. We believe this is one of the most exceptional sites Napa Valley has to offer.

Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Vineyards: 100% Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper

Fermentation: 100% Barrel Fermented

23 months 100% French Oak 70% New

Case Production: 200

“The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Missouri Hopper, which comes from another Oakville Beckstoffer Vineyard, is spectacular. Opaque purple in color, the wine offers up notes of white chocolate, blackberry and cassis, some subtle background oak, rich, foresty notes, a full-bodied, opulent texture, and terrific purity and overall harmony. It is young and tightly coiled, but this is a stunner that should evolve beautifully for 25-30 years.”

Robert Parker 95+

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country United States
Region Napa Valley
Brand The Debate