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2016 Myriad Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard 'Elysian' Napa Valley
12/15/2017 - csimm1161 wrote:
99 points
Concentrated and explosive. What a captivating attack; the kind that makes you interrupt the conversation and blatantly inquire, "Wait, WTF is this I'm drinking?!" Layers upon layers of gorgeous and lively black, dark red, and purple fruit flavors. The purple and black raspberry notes repeated on the back end, extending the progression of the glide on the mid-palate, deepening the overall display of flavors. An interesting, faint but heady floral note (acacia? - a semi-sweet fragrance...lavender? lilac perhaps?) provided lift on the very tail end of the finish.

The drive on this wine is incredible. Yes, it's a barrel sample, but I have little doubt this can't help but translate superbly into a true gem when it is bottled in a few months. 98-100 points given the trajectory this is headed. Thank God 2016 yields are up!
  • Robi6916 commented:

    1/20/18, 6:32 AM - Hi, I follow your reviews quite a bit. Seem to be right on par with my pallet. Curious on your thoughts here. Which is the better choice, 2015 Scarlett Reserve or 2015 Quivet Beckstoffer LPV? Seems like your reviews would sway towards the Scarlett Reserve but figured you may offer a better perspective when asked. Also, are the Quivet Wines typically of sweeter notes in their youth? I personally haven’t been exposed to a Quivet yet, but have an opportunity to acquire some. Thanks!

  • Robi6916 commented:

    1/20/18, 12:31 PM - Thanks a bunch! I know it’s a tough comparison as they are pretty different but as for the same price, which one is a more notable and complex wine. I appreciate all your input on those. I do indeed wish to have both, but sometimes we have to make choices as to what gets in the cellar and what i may be able to wait on. Thanks again! Cheers.

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