Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
Wine AdvocateFrom one of the great sites in Oakville, the 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard bristles on the palate with considerable energy and focus. Freshly cut flowers, red berries and crushed rocks all come to life in the glass. In 2010 Las Piedras stands out for its bright, intense salinity, which is the essential characteristic of this site. The 2010 needs at least a few years in bottle to settled down, but it is drop-dead gorgeous, even today. Anticipated maturity: 2020-2030.
Wine EnthusiastFirst you feel the velvety softness of this Cab. Then the flavors arrive, explosive in blackberries, cherries and currants, green olives, sage, cocoa and oak. Immediately the tannins close in, astringent, dry, hard. The bottom line is an extraordinary wine but one that's not drinkable now. Hold until 2018.
Wine SpectatorTight and well-focused, featuring dense red and dark berry fruit that's compact, restrained and persistent, turning delicate and subtle. Drink now through 2024.