Located north of the town of Yountville in the Oakville AVA, Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper was originally part of a large piece of land owned by George C Yount, from whom the town of Yountville takes its name. Purchased by Beckstoffer Vineyards from the Kelham family in 1996, the vineyard is today planted with multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The 2018 vintage features a beautiful purple hue that sheets the glass indicating a full-bodied, concentrated beauty! Perfumed aromatics of clove, barrel vanillin, black cherries and currants fill the senses with anticipation. The palate is expansive and full bodied with fine grained tannins and a lengthy finish that lingers for minutes. There is no pocket of the mouth unfilled or escaping this wine’s sumptuous composition. In the Cellar: The fruit was destemmed into a combination of small stainless steel tank fermenters, concrete vats, and open top barriques. Time on skins lasted 18 to 31 days. The fruit was then separated to ‘free run’ and ‘light press’ fractions. The Cabernet was aged in 100% new, tight grained, French Oak barrels for a lengthy 27 months.