Tuck Beckstoffer Wines

Tuck Beckstoffer Wines

Red Mockingbird Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Very approachable now ... — 6 days ago

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Realm Cellars

Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Can’t afford to buy Realm anymore - their prices went through the roof right after their scores did the same a number of years ago - but as one of their original customers from the 2002 vintage I still have quite a few of the earlier vintages in my cellar. This 2009 Beckstoffer is absolutely fantastic. Classic Napa cabernet with great aromatics, great fruit along with some secondary flavors, and impeccable balance leading to a long, lingering finish. Just brilliant. — 13 days ago

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David L

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Loving Napa 09’s the last few years. Cheers

Schrader Cellars

GIII Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

4+ hours of decanting extremely helpful. — 7 days ago

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Knights Bridge

Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

A soft, plush version of cab. Not much structure or acidity. Very enjoyable, but not what I expected, especially from To Kalon fruit. — 16 days ago

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Tuck Beckstoffer Wines

Est.75 Tuck Beckstoffer California Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Straight gas. Notes of green apple, honey, citrus, banana. Smokey. Not very tannic. — 12 days ago

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Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Paul K

@Jason and Jennie i see why this is your favorite vineyard. This is outstanding. The nose is violets, black fruit, oak, and graphite - subtle. The pallet is gorgeous; blackberry, cherries, chocolate... wraps up with acidity and tannins wrestling to win the close. I wish every wine had this story. — 15 days ago

Paul, Jason and 25 others liked this
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@Paul K man that sounds like an amazing wine!
Deborah M

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Sounds fantastic.
Sean Smith

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Dr Crane! So good 👌

Becklyn Cellars

Pangkarra Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Have been super excited to try this. Becklyn has been a standout of the mike smith profile for 2017. Probably my favorite becklyn ever. — 15 days ago

Paul, Raul and 20 others liked this
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Need to try this. Thanks you two.
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Memento Mori

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Shay A

Such a love/hate relationship with the fancy tissue paper on bottles. I was under the impression I was opening their cab blend from 2014, not their single vineyard Dr Crane. I don’t know if the tissue paper is different, but I figured after tearing away the paper, maybe it was meant to be that this was the bottle to open...lucky me! About 100 cases, and the first vintage this wine was produced, I believe.

I’m between a 94-95 here. Having never had this wine before (though I really enjoyed their silky 2014 cab), but knowing Dr Crane is my favorite vineyard, I had high expectations. I wasn’t in a place to be able to decant this and give it the time it deserved, unfortunately, but figured the rich and open knit nature of Napa’s 2014 vintage would be to my benefit. I found this to be a solid expression of Beckstoffer Dr Crane...near purple/black in the glass with explosive aromatics. Juniper, violets, charcoal, stone, mocha, black currant, blackberry and unabashedly dark. Much of that translate to the palate...a core of dark fruits and beautiful floral notes with a spine of “minerality”. This is a big wine, and obviously improved the longer it was open. I was able to cork this and come back to it a couple hours later and it was more layered, with chewy tannins (to be expected). Although I wish I would have known I was opening this so that I could have been more prepared, it was certainly delicious. Decant for 2-3hrs if opening now, or hold a couple more years.
— 17 days ago

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@Bryan Kesting : The winemaker here is Sam Kaplan (from Arkenstone). Their cab blend is a blend of Dr Crane, Las Piedras, VHR, Weitz and one or two others. High pedigree. Neat story behind how the producer came about. Worth a try!
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What’s the issue you have with the tissue?
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@Joshua Fisher : Some wineries use the same tissue for each of their wines across different price points. I thought this was the entry level Memento Mori, not the Dr Crane. Also, I wish more would denote with a sticker/sealer on the tissue what the vintage is and what wine it is!

Tuck Beckstoffer Wines

Amulet Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2014

Hasn’t shown any improvement since 1st btl. — a month ago

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Vice Versa

Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

Barrel tasting- sooo good — 16 days ago

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