2019 Vice Versa Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley

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  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 98 points

    July 24, 2021 - Vice Versa Wine Dinner: This is always a wow wine for me. The LPV and M7 had a slightly better showing, but this was no slouch and showed as much promise as ever. All the blueberry pie, white flowers, crushed rock and wet stone that is normally associated with this vineyard explodes from the glass. Powerfully rich and concentrated with that oh so ridiculously pure and yummy blue fruit reaching every crevasse of the palate, this is stunning. I am always taken by the unreal purity of the fruit from this site, and this vintage shows it off in spades. Perfectly integrated tannins and seamless texture frame pure opulence and hedonism in a glass. The finish is massive and has a nice mineral streak. 98+

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  • PIZZAandBAROLO commented:

    7/27/21, 9:31 PM - all in all. how do you compare '18 to '19. 18 needs few more years?
    '19's drink or hold.
    Just curious as I have some 18's Carter, Purlieu, Scarlett, Myriad, Quivet, Realm, Bevan, etc..'19 on the way...
    My personal thoughts were '18 need at least a year or two to settle in/settle down.

  • Cristal2000 commented:

    7/27/21, 9:49 PM - I think you are right on with 18. While some showed well early, in general they seem to need time. It was a cool vintage and those tend to require more patience. I feel like 19 will be more accessible early from my tastings so far. That vintage is really growing on me.

  • PIZZAandBAROLO commented:

    7/27/21, 10:09 PM - that's great to know. we all know we want to pop some corks as soon as the fedex/ups guy arrives LOL bottoms up. Cheers!

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