World's End Crossfire Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Cabernet 2010
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
This flashy, richly textured, round wine ends with a boatload of sweet, fleshy, black cherries and cocoa powder.
Missouri Hooper Vineyard origin lies in it being a part of the historic Vine Hill Ranch located north of the town of Yountville in the Oakville AVA.
"The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossfire is sourced from the Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard located in the Oakville AVA. It possesses slightly more richness, texture and completeness than the Good Times, Bad Times. A deep purple color is followed by abundant notes of creme de cassis and flowers. This full-bodied wine touches all of the taster’s sweet spots. Enjoy it over the next 12-15 years."
The Wine Advocate
"A heady mix of herbs, cedar and milk chocolate, it’s generous in black cherry and spicy pepper, a worthwhile textural challenge to the tongue and the mind, complex and layered. With smoky, heavy tannins, it’ll enjoy some time to think in the cellar, the finish still rich and thick. "
"Lots of blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a full body, integrated tannins and a fruity, subtle finish. Beautifully balanced and fresh. Drink or hold"
"Bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet, licorice and minerals: the blackest to this point. Densely packed and vibrant, with firm, well-integrated acidity energizing the chewy flavors of blackberry, bitter chocolate, minerals and sexy oak. Finishes with dusty, serious yet suave tannins, attractive floral lift and slowly mounting length. Built to age. This is classically dry in a similar way to Maltus's Saint-Emilion wines.
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