Adobe Road

Beckstoffer Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon

9.16 ratings
9.11 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

First of the blind tasting for Father's Day weekend.

Medium garnet to ruby red. Nose was soft with red and blue fruits, as well as some vanilla, cinnamon, and a touch floral from the bottle. Day two added a bit more oak influence. Wine gained some elegant and feminine characteristics on the nose with some air. Medium and well integrated tannins (5/10) and medium bodied. Palate had light layers of vanilla, red berries, blue fruit undertones, cinnamon and a touch of cola. More cedar with some air. Well balanced and smooth. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2019.

This was our first experience with Adobe Road. Definitely needed the air, from the start this was a little flabby and underwhelming, not what is expected for a huge vintage from a well known vineyard. With time it gained some soft complexities and integrated a bit more. Seems a lot older than a 2012, if you have some we would recommend drinking.

First of the blind tasting for Father's Day weekend.

Medium garnet to ruby red. Nose was soft with red and blue fruits, as well as some vanilla, cinnamon, and a touch floral from the bottle. Day two added a bit more oak influence. Wine gained some elegant and feminine characteristics on the nose with some air. Medium and well integrated tannins (5/10) and medium bodied. Palate had light layers of vanilla, red berries, blue fruit undertones, cinnamon and a touch of cola. More cedar with some air. Well balanced and smooth. Medium plus to long finish. Drink till 2019.

This was our first experience with Adobe Road. Definitely needed the air, from the start this was a little flabby and underwhelming, not what is expected for a huge vintage from a well known vineyard. With time it gained some soft complexities and integrated a bit more. Seems a lot older than a 2012, if you have some we would recommend drinking.

1 person found it helpfulJun 19th, 2017
Paul K
9.2

Bright cherry, black raspberry, blackberry, tobacco, and a little forest floor funk at the end. It’s got good balance and a nice, long finish.
Rich, full bodied. It has all the elements. I read the other reviews and it feels like I’m drinking a different wine. The last one was 3 years ago, so maybe time in the bottle.
This is really good. A little disappointed with this because expectation of price, vintage, and vineyard, but I still really enjoy it. Gone back and forth between 91 and 92.

Bright cherry, black raspberry, blackberry, tobacco, and a little forest floor funk at the end. It’s got good balance and a nice, long finish.
Rich, full bodied. It has all the elements. I read the other reviews and it feels like I’m drinking a different wine. The last one was 3 years ago, so maybe time in the bottle.
This is really good. A little disappointed with this because expectation of price, vintage, and vineyard, but I still really enjoy it. Gone back and forth between 91 and 92.

Oct 31st, 2020
Alexander Motola

Big nose. Remarkably smooth tannins. A little light on the finish.

Big nose. Remarkably smooth tannins. A little light on the finish.

Jan 10th, 2020
ADAM STROMFELD

Dirty barnyard and mushrooms soft and low keyed dusty and elegant tar and and soft vanilla

Dirty barnyard and mushrooms soft and low keyed dusty and elegant tar and and soft vanilla

Jun 30th, 2016
Debby Policicchio

Debby had this a year ago

Debby had this a year ago

Aug 28th, 2019