Beckstoffer Vineyards

2010 Beckstoffer Vineyards The Debate (3 bottles)

Cabernet Sauvignon •Missouri-Hopper, Dr. Crane, To-Kalon

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Apr 09, 2014 at 11:59 pm
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Mission Briefing


The Debate

We are thrilled to afford you a very unique opportunity! The Debate is a special three-pack, made up of three 2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons from three of the most famous Cabernet vineyards in the Napa Valley, Beckstoffer’s Dr. Crane, To-Kalon and Missouri-Hopper Vineyards. These three 2010s were made by Master Winemaker Jean Hoefliger, from hand-selected lots of grapes from these three fabled vineyards. Fruit from these three Beckstoffer vineyard sources can be found in some of the finest (and most exclusive) Cabs in the world.

When presented with the opportunity to make wines from these three vineyard sources, master winemaker Jean Hoefliger was inspired to ask, Which vineyard produces the best wine? Enter The Debate. Utilizing the same vineyard management techniques, the same winemaking techniques, and the same barrel program for each of these three vineyards, Jean crafted three distinct Napa Cabs. This process resulted in three mind-blowingly superb wines, each rated by Robert Parker over 90 Points, and each delicious in their own unique way.

Which one is the best? You be the judge of that, dear Operative! This 3-Pack allows you to decide for yourself which vineyard produces the best Napa Cab. Much like Presidential Debates, these opportunities don’t come around very often. Don’t miss out!

Drink now, or cellar for up to a decade or more. Decant for optimal enjoyment.

Here are some important details about these wines:

Missouri-Hopper Vineyard - 90 Points This wine is bursting with fresh fruit, with plenty of sweet plum, boysenberry, and raspberry bursting from the glass. On the palate, this fruit notes are blended with dark baking spices and terroir flavors of fresh cedar wood and berry bramble to create a lush, supple Cabernet.

Dr. Crane Vineyard - 90 Points A shade darker than the Missouri-Hopper, this wine is silky and smooth, with a near perfect Napa Cab profile - bold dark fruit, slight spice, and a fantastic structure in the finish. Incredibly elegant, this wine has lovely herbal qualities, with an almost Old World refinement not found often.

To-Kalon Vineyard - 91 Points The biggest wine of the three, the To-Kalon is almost a perfect balance between the previous two wines. Loaded with fruit and spice, but with great structure and an amazingly smooth finish, this was the favorite of our tasting panel. A lovely touch of caramel lingers on the tip of the tongue as finish slowly fades.

Tasting Profile


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Not required bc of three-pack


Not required bc of three-pack


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What the Winery Says

Jean Hoefliger
90 Points, 90 Points, 91 Points - Wine Advocate
Napa Valley, California

About the Winery

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