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"Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III" Cabernet Sauvignon, Rutherford
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
The Taub family’s roots in the California wine business date back to the days just following the end of Prohibition. Three generations of Taubs, starting with Martin Taub, have contributed to an illustrious and enterprising legacy in the wine and spirits trade. Heritance is the cornerstone Napa Valley winery from the Taub Family Vineyards.
The name Heritance itself is fittingly derived, from a combination of ‘heritage’ and ‘inheritance’, signifying the start of a new tradition and the continuation of an enduring legacy. Heritance represents selections from the best sites in St. Helena, Yountville, Oakville, and Rutherford – including a single vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon from the heritage site Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III. A commitment to classic Napa style, set Heritance wines apart and deeply root them in America’s best known wine region. The valley oak pictured on the label, a familiar part of any Napa landscape, further reinforces the wine’s connection with its provenance.
The Beckstoffer Georges III vineyard lies within the Rutherford AVA in Napa Valley. A portion of this vineyard was planted in 1895 by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford. This 300-acre panel was purchased by Beaulieu founder Georges de Latour in 1928 and called Beaulieu Vineyard No. 3. Purchased by Beckstoffer Vineyards in 1988, the vineyard has since been replanted using new Cabernet Sauvignon clones, with tighter spacing and advanced trellsing systems, enhancing quality. In 2009, Beckstoffer Georges III was placed under a land conservation easement that forever prohibits non-agricultural development. This wine is produced from a select 4 acres of the 300 acre vineyard site.WINEMAKING
Hand sorted, fully destemmed grapes. Small, closed fermenters with both native and select Bordeaux yeast isolates are used.AGING
Malolactic fermentation in barrel, with total 24 months aging, in 100% new French Oak. Each bottle is individually numbered.TASTING NOTES
Deep garnet color. On the nose, complex aromas with black cherry, vanilla, sage, blueberry, and roasted notes. The wine reveals layers of silky, refined tannins and a firm structure. Dark fruit layers over a harmonious and balanced palate creating a seamless and age-worthy wine.WINEMAKER