2015 Vice Versa Cabernet Sauvignon BBS Beckstoffer Dr. Crane

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • St. Helena

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Community Tasting Note

  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 96 points

    July 24, 2021 - Vice Versa Wine Dinner: What a treat to have these BBS wines. They don’t make them any longer, but one barrel of their best juice from these Beckstoffer sites was just epic while it lasted. On this occasion, the TK BBS outshined the Crane BBS, but this was still extremely tasty. Showed all the fresh and pure blueberry compote and black cherry fruit that makes this vineyard so special, while also still attempting to integrate and resolve its massive size. This is stuffed with all the goodness you could want, but it will take a little more time to reach its stride. Give it a few more years and a very long decant.

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  • #1Winelover commented:

    7/27/21, 3:31 PM - Nice tasting notes! Curious to why your score went down a couple of points over a couple of years...

  • Mark1npt commented:

    7/27/21, 3:51 PM - Nice, informative note, pal. Thanks!

  • Cristal2000 commented:

    7/28/21, 4:36 PM - WL: It's hard to say why the score went down a couple points. I try to evaluate wines on their own merits, but there's no doubt when you are drinking it next to a 12 Harlan and 15 Promontory, some of the relativism may sneak into it. I think the BBS wines show amazing out of the gate, but then their sheer size presents the need for age. I expect this will be a very long lived wine, and I don't generally say that about many valley floor Beckstoffer offerings.

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