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2012 Carter "Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

SKU #1194457 98 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The compelling 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard’s stunning bouquet of blueberry pie, ripe black raspberries, cassis, wet stones and spring flowers is followed by an opulent, multidimensional, powerful, rich, concentrated wine that is one of the superstars of the vintage. This is another candidate for perfection after a few years of bottle age. Drink it over the next 15-20 years. One of my favorite tiny boutique wineries in Napa Valley is Carter Cellars. They have been on a fabulous qualitative roll lately, and there are high expectations for the 2012s and 2013s. (RP) Inner quote mark (10/2014)

95 points Wine Spectator

Outer quote mark A gorgeous wine, deep, rich and layered, with tiers of blackberry, currant, black cherry and plum, backed by a solid core of black licorice. The texture is plush and revealing, with a long, soothing aftertaste that keeps going. Drink now through 2029. 101 cases made. (JL) Inner quote mark (10/2015)

91-93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark Bright medium ruby. Strong torrefaction notes of coffee and chocolate add interest to very primary aromas of kirsch, bitter chocolate and exotic spices. Then surprisingly open-knit on the full-bodied palate, with a suave texture and nicely enrobed tannins giving shape to the black raspberry, spice and flinty mineral flavors. Inner quote mark (5/2014)

92 points Vinous

Outer quote mark Dark blue and black fruit, grilled herbs, licorice and smoke meld together in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Las Piedras. Firm tannins run through the fruit in an intense, structured Cabernet that is going to need time to fully come around. There is a lot to like here, but this is a classic, tightly-wound Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon. There is not a lot of the vintage's early appeal, that is for sure. (AG) Inner quote mark (12/2014)


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