Kata Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016 - The Grape Tray

Kata Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

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Kata Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016


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Winemaker Notes:

The 2016 Kata reveals yet another glimpse of the full potential of the Bourn Vineyard. The texture is  velvety with tons of energy and vibrancy revealing delicate, fully mature tannins. The bouquet is a complex expression of blue and blackberries wrapped into lavender and Provencal herb notes with a backbone of cassis, chocolate and licorice.

Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, St Helena
Brand Kata
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Jeb DunnuckFrom a rocky site just next to the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, on the outskirts of St. Helena, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Bourn Vineyard incorporates a solid chunk of Petite Sirah and was brought up in plenty of new oak. It offers a deep, powerful bouquet of blackberry and blueberry fruits as well as loads of graphite, pen inky, violets, burning embers, and crushed rocks. Full-bodied, ultra-pure, multi-dimensional, and incredibly layered, it's a pure, elegant Cabernet Sauvignon that would pass undetected in a blind lineup of top wine from the Graves region of Bordeaux. It's going to evolve gracefully for 20+ years.

January 31, 2019
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James SucklingThis is lean and bright with a solid core of blackberries, blueberries and hazelnuts. Full-bodied, foursquare and vivid. Shows the tightness and focus of the vintage. Drink now or hold.

May 3, 2019