2018 Vice Versa Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena

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  • #1Winelover Likes this wine: 98 points

    May 30, 2021 - I decided to re-visit Vice Versa's LPV and boy am I glad that I did! I started with a Coravin pour because I had another bottle that was already open and didn't want to waste this. Well, that didn't last long as my pour was so good, I went all in!

    Nice strong smell. Deep purple and blue coloring and translucent. This was very consistent from the smell and look to the taste and long finish. Blueberry and black raspberry, earth, slight mocha mid-palate and the great mineral and stone streak throughout. This is a big wine; however it doesn't seem that big as the Vice Versa team knows how to rein in the tannins. Tannins, acid are really incredible. This is an excellent wine and a great representation from The Las Piedras Vineyard. Year in and year out, this is one of my favorite bottles. Sorry to the Dr. Crane lovers!

    Having a wine that is full-bodied and translucent is hard to do and it is right up my alley. My 1st experience with that was when I had Abreu's Madrona Ranch 2012, which I rated 100. I will post more after I finish the bottle tonight, which I am expecting to be even better.

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  • MJP Hou TX commented:

    5/30/21, 8:48 AM - Like you, I really enjoyed the 18 LPV bottling in the cave with Patrice. It was my favorite of all the 18's (without tasting DrC). The structured minerality stood out amongst the other SVD wines. I should have asked in advance what the method for presentation was before hand. Love the reference of Madrona. Hope all is well. MJP

  • #1Winelover commented:

    5/30/21, 6:17 PM - Interestingly, it wasn't as good on day 2. But that's okay because it was still stellar!

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