2019 Vice Versa Beatrix Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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  • csimm1161 wrote: 95 points

    July 27, 2021 - Vice Versa weekend and dinner: Similar to my experience with this wine back in April, the Beatrix showed a healthy dollop of red berry, cassis, earth, dry flowers, and an almost-Grenache-garrigue element that provides an herbal tinge to the finish. A lot of zip and energy here. Ideally a wine to age for a handful of years before it is ready for prime time. For those who can’t help but sample the Beatrix early, be sure to give it a good deal of air. The back end shows a little blocky with some tannic angularity due to the perception of alcohol at first. However, strong swirling is the solution and allows for the wonderfully pure fruit to show its potential. 66% Cabernet Franc. 34% Cabernet Sauvignon. If you love a solid CF, this is a winner for sure!

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  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 95 points

    July 24, 2021 - Vice Versa Wine Dinner: Had this directly next to the TK, so it was interesting to have Cab Sauv and Cab Franc from the same vintage and vineyard next to each other. Starts with typically excellent Franc-like notes of rose petals, raspberries, cherries, pencil lead and cedar. A bit of a redder profile than the other wines, this is seriously fresh and taut, with lots of savory notes. It is a tad sharper than the other wines in the tasting, needing a bit more time to round out and come together, but It’s got a great structure to age and excellent length. I’ll look forward to tasting this one in 5 years. 95

  • csimm1161 wrote: 95 points

    April 30, 2021 - 3 days in Napa: Arkenstone, Memento Mori, Maxem, The French Laundry, Christopher Tynan, Kinsman, Harlan, Vice Versa, Accendo, Fairchild, Macdonald, and a truckload of others (Napa): Barrel sample. Immediately recognizable as Valley Floor/Oakville fruit. Big, warm, fruity, and earthy, this specimen is a To Kalon mullet on the palate: Cab Franc on the front end, Cab Sauv on the back. The initial attack is a big push of red berry fruit, cassis, and floral elements, while the rolling delivery toward the tail tenses up and becomes a hair less fruity, finding an adequate lane and kicking out more dark black currant and earth notes. Black and red fruits plastic-sword-fight each other for attention, with a playful energy that brings lift and excitement.

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  • Cristal2000 Likes this wine: 96 points

    April 23, 2021 - Barrel sample. Another new wine from VV is this BTK Cab Franc. Same disclaimer as my other notes for this day - lots of wine so palate may not have been 100%. But since it will be released in the future, wanted to get up some recollections.

    Perfumed nose of roses, cherries, spring flowers, dried herbs and pencil shavings. Medium to full bodied, it is showing mostly red and blue fruit, with fantastic purity and lots of energy. The savory character comes into play around the mid palate, giving it a multi-dimensional profile. The tannins are tight knit and the finish is fairly long and pure. Great new entry and I am excited to taste it on release.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2019
  • Type Red
  • Producer Vice Versa
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation Beatrix
  • Vineyard Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

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  • Pending Delivery 49 (86%)
  • In Cellars 8 (14%)
  • Consumed 0 (0%)

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