Becklyn Cellars

Becklyn Cellars

Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Loads of red fruits, and a beautiful wine, but I don’t think it’s worth paying up from the Becklyn Reserve to get this. — a month ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Jeb gave it a 98, but I would just stick with the regular Becklyn Cabernet and forget the other two
Brandon Thurber

Brandon Thurber

Don’t see the 98 at this point, but definitely could age into a higher score than I gave it. Regular Becklyn vs Myriad Napa taste-off @Paul T- Huntington Beach - which way would you vote?
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

I didn’t see the 98 either when I had it, tasted before it was scored,
I guessed it would rate at 94-97 by the time they came out. 98 is pushing it.
I think I always skipped the Myriad reg cab and went for the high end ones, I’ll have to look it up.

Myriad Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Greg Ballington

Tasted side by side with the 15 Becklyn NV and the 15 Quivet NV.

Super dark purplish red. Tight I start in the nose but then opened up with cassis, blackberries and sweet spices. Medium plus (7.5/10) and rounded full body. Dark fruits on the palate with sweet spices, brown sugar, blueberries, aniseed and crushed gravel. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2027. (92+)
— 2 years ago

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Carter Cellars

Weitz Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A

The highlight of the day, and maybe of the trip, was a personal tasting with @Mike Smith , winemaker of Myriad, Carter, Becklyn, Scarlett, Ancillary and many other well known labels. Mike was kind enough to pour some of his personal label (Myriad Cellars), a Pinot from Ancillary (project he does with Mark Carter) and capped off the tasting with some Carter Cellars. The Myriad Dr Crane Elysian and Carter Weitz Vineyards were standouts of the trip so far. The Weitz Vineyard had great power and energy to it. Like Mike said, he loves making super dark wines...most were almost black in the glass. Love those kinds of wines! Charcoal, blackberry, plum on the nose and palate. Difference between this and the Dr Crane Elysian was the Elysian felt more fruit forward and in your face. Loved the restraint on this. Mike, thanks again for an amazing wine tasting! And @Martin G Rivard , thank you for connecting me with Mike! @Shawn R , good call on having Carter added to our tasting...thanks! — 3 years ago

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I had a great Sunday morning with you all.
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Great line up..,


I'm with @Grant Everett ! I just picked up the mixed case of @Mike Smith and saw the email today for his Quivet that I'll be in for the mixed case too! (Wow, I feel like @Martin G Rivard !)

Becklyn Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Easy 94 based on the pure deliciousness of flavors. So opulent. — a month ago

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Becklyn Cellars

McGah Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Greg Ballington

Medium greenish yellow. Fresh and vibrant nose with layers of melon, honeysuckle, apricot, Asian pear and a bit of citrus. Medium acidity (6.5/10) with a medium minus body. Clean palate with a bit of lemon, grapefruit and wet rocks. Long and lingering finish. Drink till 2023.

Great pairing with The Feed and dumplings.
— 6 months ago

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Reserve Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Not a bad night

2015 patine sun chase
2015 patine gap's grown
2015 myriad napa
2014 becklyn reserve
2015 carter weitz
2015 myriad dr crane
2015 carter carter
2015 quivet kenefick
2015 myriad empyrean
2015 quivet las piedras
2014 scarlett reserve
2015 scarlett reserve
2014 myriad three twins
2015 myriad three twins
— 3 years ago

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Was this at @Bill Bender’s house? You know...The wall decor?
Jason and Jennie

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@TheSkip haha i think @Bill Bender needs that piece in his place
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I do need a piece.....

Becklyn Cellars

Reserve Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Young, but a 2 hour decant works wonders. Darker fruits, big time blackberries. Beautiful wine that will be dynamite in 2-3 years, IMO. — a month ago

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B Cellars

Star Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

Just a few B Cellars left in stock, nice wine but just overpriced for me at $125.00. All the Mike Smith entry level cabs at 60.00 - $70.00 which include Becklyn, Mcgah , Myriad & Scarlett seem to be a better bang for your buck — 2 years ago

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Quivet Cellars

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Universally preferred over the Becklyn reserve tonight — 3 years ago

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Paul Hobbs

Cuvée Agustina Richard Dinner Vineyard Chardonnay

Just a little something something to prep my palate before the Festivities began! Solid Chardonnay but I expected more.
On the fun side!: Blind tasting three wines tonight with friends: 2013 Beau Vigne Estate, 2014 Becklyn Reserve & 2013 Morlet Coeur de Vallee. Can't wait to dig in to those 3 bad boys!!!
— 3 years ago

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@David L Have you ever had this Paul Hobbs Chardonnay David?
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Amazing Chardonnays
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Just a little something, huh? I've never had this. I can only imagine!