Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage production: 300 cases
The Fait-Main Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2021 is a modern-day icon, and for our tastes is one of the best Cabernets to date from this remarkable site in western St. Helena. It boasts the same rocky terroir as its famous neighbour, Dr. Crane, but is emerging to produce even more concentrated and mineral-driven Cabs, There are a small handful of winemakers who are granted access to this hallowed terroir and Benoit is right at the forefront.
Four Corners Wine:
“At the hands of the best winemakers Las Piedras is easily the equal of the nearby Dr. Crane Vineyard, and this has to be one of the finest examples there is. The nose is stunning, loaded with classic Las Piedras notes or roasted coffee beans, bags of graphite/stony minerality, a sprinkling of ground spices, and concentration to spare. On the palate – oh yeah! There’s so much energy and tension, with masses of concentration and immaculate tannins. With immense depth, we absolutely love this, and with the balance of crisp fruit and juicy acidity bringing the verve, and a huge streak of ferrous-minerality on the finish, the is a Cabernet you’ll find hard to resist opening second bottle straight away! Brilliant.” (Sep. 2023)