The Debate The Debate - Three Vineyard Set 2014
The Debate wines celebrate the diversity of single vineyards, the art of conversation, the difference of viewpoints, and most importantly the enjoyment of sharing them. The Debate three-pack includes three very different viewpoints of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, from three of the most famous vineyards in the Napa Valley: Beckstoffer Missouri-Hopper, To Kalon, and Dr. Crane Vineyards. Sourcing from three different vineyards using the same farmer and same winemaking techniques, these wines show the true diversity of terroir.
Wine Advocate 95+
2014 Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard, Oakville
Color: Brilliant, shiny dark cherry with touches of Cornell red on the rim.
On the nose: Beautiful, elegant red fruit with white pepper, cherry, strawberries, dry basil, cherry ice cream, rosemary, graphite.
On the palate: Elegant but lush entrance evolving on a fresh mid-palate lingering on granular tannins with fresh cut cranberries, quince paste and watermelon candies.
2014 Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard, Oakville
Color: Shiny, dark black olives with royal velvet on the rim.
On the nose: Beautiful spices, cumin, thyme, tomato paste, tobacco leaf, cigar, cedar, granite, papaya, fresh cut strawberries.
On the palate: Dense but balanced entrance
evolving on a big granular tannic frame lingering on fruit like dark cherries, violet, elderberry sorbet and griotte, banana, pomegranate.
Wine Advocate 95+2014 Beckstoffer Dr.Crane Vineyard, St Helena
Color: Deep, dark ink with magenta on the rim
On the nose: Beautiful cedar, floral nose with wisteria, cinnamon, caramel, red cherries, orange, boysenberries with chocolate and ashes.
On the palate: Silky, soft entrance evolving on a lush but tannic mid-palate lingering on freshness with ripe dark cherries, plums, black licorice, soap bar, Maine blueberries, Mirabellle plum.