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2018 B Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena

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Community Tasting Note

  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 27, 2021 - 2018 LPV Blind Tasting: VV, Carter, Fait Main, Quivet and B Cellars (Lang's): 2018 LPV blind tasting. Wines: Vice Versa, Carter La Verdad, Quivet, Fait Main and B Cellars. Six total tasters. All wines decanted 3+ hours.

    The B Cellars came in 3rd. Lord almighty you better love vanilla and oak to enjoy this wine. Easily the most polarizing of the group. Some loved the oak, and others (like me), struggled with how it overwhelmed the rest of the wine. This is super full bodied with lots of depth of flavor and a huge finish. It loses some points for lack of balance and overall focus. Some of the oak will likely integrate and blow off over time.

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3 Comments

  • Mark1npt commented:

    2/27/21, 2:00 PM - I have a sneaking suspicion this one will shine in another year. I cracked one of my MHopper stash about 2 weeks ago and it was wayyyyy too early.

  • Cristal2000 commented:

    2/27/21, 2:03 PM - I hope you're right. In general, these B Cellars wine show more oak, but this was overwhelming. But again, some people enjoy that. One thing for sure, you better be after the high octane power. These are not nuanced wines. :)

  • Mark1npt commented:

    2/27/21, 2:20 PM - Oh, high octane for sure. That was the way I felt about tasting every '18 Carter back in September.....

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