2016 12c Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Rutherford
Drink between 2020 - 2028 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 6

  • ageverett Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 3, 2019 - More or less pop and pour. Pretty classic Rutherford here, with dark red fruits, cocoa powder, nutmeg. Disappeared quick; has a kiss of sweetness that makes it very drinkable. Not the most cerebral of wines, but super tasty.

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  • Babik Likes this wine: 92 points

    July 7, 2019 - Decanted 30 minutes. Reminds me a bit of the Myriad NV cab but way more red fruit, veggies, and more delicate; okay perhaps not like it at all. Lots of menthol and herbs on the nose with the red fruit, even some ginger in with the fresh tobacco. Palate is nice and light with acidity and bright red fruit, some powdery tannins that build. Probably better to hold bottles a few more years, and consume on the cooler side.

  • Tym4wine Likes this wine: 91 points

    April 19, 2019 - Aromas of violets and faint bramble and dark berry. Fine, medium tannins. Medium plus finish. Flavors of dark berries, cherry cola and cigar box.

  • Cristal2000 wrote: 90 points

    February 27, 2019 - Creme de cassis, black cherries, red licorice, herbs and tobacco leaf on the nose. Nice texture, lots of red and blue fruit to start with good levels of acidity. As this gets to the mid pallet it gets very linear, a bit tart and astringent. It rides high on the pallet and finishes fairly harsh. I am not sure what is going on here, but this is not performing like most of the Mike Smith wines I have had, especially from the GIII vineyard. While it starts out quite nice, that harshness on the finish really takes away from an otherwise very nice flavor profile.

  • ungerlei Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 12, 2018 - Young, but I had to try it. Recommended by a knowledgeable friend. Lots of fruit and balanced tannins. Reminds me a bit of a somewhat "bigger" Post Parade (another nice fruit forward cab). This is a very nice wine and enjoyable now.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • 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 73 (56%)
  • Consumed 58 (44%)

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