“BECKSTOFFER MISSOURI HOPPER VINEYARD” CABERNET SAUVIGNON

Taub Family Vineyards

APPELLATION

Napa Valley

GRAPE VARIETIES

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

WINEMAKERS

Tom Hinde

TECHNICAL DATA

Acidity
3.72
Alcohol
15.3%

2019

96POINTS

Wine Enthusiast
DECEMBER 2022
2019

94POINTS

Decanter
JULY 2022
BACKGROUND

Taub Family Vineyards was born out of a dream four generations in the making. It’s a story that began during a pivotal time in U.S. wine history, just days after Prohibition was repealed, and one that is far from completion. The latest chapter is now unfolding as Proprietor Marc D. Taub and his son Jake explore some of California’s most exciting appellations.

Wine has always been the centerpiece of the family’s narrative and livelihood and Marc D. Taub grew up with a deep appreciation for the art of winemaking. His grandfather Marty played an instrumental role in the wine business from the early 1930s, and Marc’s father David later joined Marty’s side to build upon his dream. Marc always knew he would follow in their footsteps. This came to fruition in 2013, when Marc acquired Napa Valley producer Heritance – which later evolved to Taub Family Vineyards. The winery represents some of the best sites in Napa Valley. Each wine embodies a pure expression of its respective AVA and vineyard microsite and are crafted for elegance and extraordinary balance.

The valley oak pictured on the label, a familiar part of any Napa Valley landscape, honors the family’s provenance, while the diamond at the base of the tree represents the seed planted for the legacy of generations to come.

TERROIR & VINTAGE NOTES

Located north of the town of Yountville in the Oakville AVA, Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper was originally part of a large piece of land owned by George C. Yount, from whom the town of Yountville takes its name. Purchased by Charles Hopper and given to his daughter Missouri in 1877, the land was planted to wine grapes and other fruit. Clone: 4 and 337, Rootstock: 101-14 and 3309.

The beginning of the 2019 growing season was characterized by abundant rainfall and recurring soil moisture. This set the stage for a long, warm summer with few extreme heat events. Classic cool, foggy mornings combined with a lengthy, relatively mild finish to the season to preserve purity and elegance in the fruit with abundant hang time teasing out great color, structure, and soft tannins. Yields were average to slightly less than average, with exceptional fruit quality typified by bright acidity and ample texture allowing the production of vibrant and expressive wines.

WINEMAKING & AGEING

Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed, and hand-sorted. Cold soak lasts for 3–5 days, followed by approx. 14 days of fermentation with three daily pump-overs. Fermented to dry on skins with an additional 7–14 days extended maceration to optimize the flavor, mouthfeel, and tannin structure of the wine. Drained, pressed, and transferred to French oak barrels for malolactic fermentation and aging.
Aged for 22 months in 100% French oak (75% new).

TASTING NOTES

Soft and lengthy, this wine is full-bodied and well-balanced with a remarkably elegant structure. A note of purity and freshness shines throughout a core of supple tannin and well-integrated oak. Perfumed aromas of violet, sandalwood, cedar, and cigar box fill the nose. On the palate, cherry, black currant, and blackberry fruit components are generously layered with notes of plum cake, tobacco, molasses, and licorice spice.

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