(From 1999 Vintage) This is the first Merryvale-Beckstoffer Vineyards release from Vineyard X, just southwest of Brix Restaurant. Part of the old Vine Hill Ranch, the Cabernet Sauvignon from this outstanding Beckstoffer Vineyard is dedicated exclusively to Merryvale. Opaquely purple, dense and powerful, this is what I am looking for in Cabernet Sauvignon. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon and only 450 cases produced.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Aug-06.