Red

2018 B Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 7

  • HowellMountainCru Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 29, 2022 - Nice wine shared with Mark1NPT and our wives. Though very good, my least favorite of the 4 bottles ( Myriad 18 LPV, 16 Jean Edwards. 16 Patria) we had last night. To me this wine had a hard edge, verging on bitterness that belies its pedigree. Typical B cellar, Venge quality and Miss Hop fruit profile of meaty dark fruit but perhaps just not at the right time to drink as it was not near as smooth and ballanced as the 16s or even the LPV, which BTW was my favorite last night. I even gave this extra air to see if it would settle but alas. (93 for me but perhaps better 95 ish with age. HMC

  • HowellMountainCru Likes this wine: 95 points

    April 12, 2022 - Just a little addendum to Mark1npt's excellent note on this one. What really struck me was this wine compared to the Myriad Dr. Crane that Mark brought was this was less sweet and more refined. It only became fruit forward after the 8-hour mark but even then it was much softer, balanced and classier than the Myriad. Unlike many 2018 big napa cabs this did not start out fruit primary but just reticent and then opened like a blossom slowly showing better nose and flavors with air. All together a very nice medium heavy modern napa cab with a touch of class and very terroir related notes. 95 HMC

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  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 10, 2022 - Opened by HMC for our dinner and decanted 6 hours in his chiller. Been 5-6 months since my last bottle of this and feel compelled to review again as it has def changed some in that time. This had some of that MH nose and palate at first, but it was really the additional 3-4 hours of drinking time through the night that brought it to its best, a 95-96 at the end. So this really desperately needs 8-10 hours of air at this stage to get rockin'. It was rollin' kinda slow in the early going. The last sips at the end of the night were the best to me with that great B Cellars taste profile, mouth feel, energy and acidity. WOTN to me, I think at the end of the evening. Thanks, Jimbo!

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  • AGELVIS Likes this wine: 94 points

    November 13, 2021 - Three hour decant. Very deep magenta color. Ripe black cherry, boysenberry, crushed black walnut, and subtle lemon shortbread cookie on the nose. Smooth, dry palate, with vibrant, lingering acidity. Very firm tannins on the longish finish.

    Beautiful Cab that just needs time to fully hit its stride. This will be a solid 95+ point bottle in another two years. Cheers to Mark1NPT for rolling out a continual stream of great bottles while I’m hanging out in Naples for a few days.

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  • Mark1npt Likes this wine: 96 points

    November 13, 2021 - 2nd day of the Jaimepalooza.......Opened/decanted 3 hours before trying then leaving for dinner, maybe a 94 then. Tannins/acidity out of balance, maybe still a tad tight. Fruit indistinguishable from MHopper. Back from dinner so maybe a total of 7 hours to air now, this is more like it. MHopper fruit profile begins to emerge, wine deepens further and I'm glad I have another 4-5 in the cellar but I'd be holding this one for another year before trying again.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2018
  • Type Red
  • Producer B Cellars
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

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  • In Cellars 416 (93%)
  • Consumed 30 (7%)

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