2014 12c Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
Drink between 2016 - 2021 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • SoCalMatt Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 27, 2019 - Paired with a 3 hour sous-vide tri-tip. Drinking well right now as a PnP. Initial impression was that it might be riding the line of being too sweet but that impression faded with time. Good representation from Rutherford with black fruits and cocoa present on the palate. 14.9% alc but didn't taste hot. Enjoyed this more than the 2012 version and would buy again.

  • jnewman77 Likes this wine:

    July 2, 2017 - Thoroughly enjoyable Cabernet with beautiful, but not overwhelming fruit, violet, cassis, chocolate, hints of tobacco and herbs, a bit of dusty earth, and just hints of vanilla and spice. The palate is lovely and quite enjoyable with nice balance and plush tannins. Very good finish.

  • ageverett Likes this wine: 92 points

    May 19, 2017 - Coravin'ed a glass and let breathe for about 30 minutes. Also had a glass of 2014 Stone the Crows -- wanted to see which would go better with dinner.

    The 12c hit the spot. The dark red fruit and kiss of Rutherford dust were in order.

    Popped cork and drank over the course of 2.5 hours. Didn't change much for me. Very nice, solid wine. Nothing earth shattering. Good with food; really better with food than in isolation.

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  • Badmonkey wrote: 93 points

    January 24, 2017 - Purple fruit - blackberry, currants, and dark cherry. Smooth mid-palate with solid depth. As usual, more of an old world/early profile mid-palate. Profile reminds me somewhat of the 2012 Beringer Reserve cab that I had last week but a little less depth. Fairly long finish. Decanted for two hours and drank over another three. Improved with time but was drinking well after the decant. However, I believe this vintage could use another year or two for the fruit to open-up a little more. In my opinion, more or less in line with Parker's barrel tasting review of 92 to 94 points.

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  • csimm1161 wrote: 92 points

    October 15, 2016 - ACME Wine Tasting (Saint Helena): Initially (and understandably) a bit tight and unforgiving in terms of fruit, but with some swirling in the glass and a revisit of this wine about an hour later, it started to unwind a bit a deliver some nice dark red and purple berry fruit, black raspberry, and just the slightest hint of blueberry. Vanilla and alcohol were somewhat prominent mid-palate and on the back end, cloaking some of the fruit, giving it a thinner impression in terms of texture and overall mouthfeel.

    Still, some really nice flavors ultimately pushed though. Fairly smooth (if not just a tad boozy at the moment) given its youth. Presently, I much prefer this 2014 to how the 2013 is currently drinking. The 2014 is a bit more accessible, though I would imagine it might shut down for a bit and need to lie fallow for 6-12 months.

    The 12C wines are sometimes a little hit-or-miss for me, so I'm struggling to gauge what's actually in store for this 2014. I picked up a couple of bottles, so it will be interesting to see what time does for this wine.

    Nowhere near the interest for me when this is compared to the much more fascinating and hedonistic 2014 Myriad Cabernets. I did, however, prefer the 12C when side-by-side to with the 2014 Bench Circa 64 (one of Mike Smith's other ventures). The 12C had better delineation of flavors, while the Bench became a little plumy and muddled on the back end.

    91-92+ point potential on the 2014 12C for now.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer 12c
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Rutherford

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 86 (55%)
  • Consumed 70 (45%)

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