Monday, January 17, 2022
Amazing Lithology wines....
2018 Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard...$274.99
Possibly the wine of the vintage, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is another incredible wine from this estate that has everything: stunning complexity, full-bodied richness, flawless balance, and incredible length. Revealing a dense purple color as well as Graves-like notes of blackcurrants, cold fireplace, graphite, chocolate, and smoked tobacco, it hits the palate with full-bodied richness, flawless balance, and ultra-fine tannins. Based on 99% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Cabernet Franc that was brought up 20 months in 70% new French oak, this thrilling 2018 offers pleasure today yet will evolve for 30-40+ years. Hats off to the team at Alejandro Bulgheroni!
Rated 100/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Very deep purple-black in color, the 2018 Lithology Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard charges out of the gate with intense scents of chocolate-covered cherries, blueberry compote and crème de cassis, leading to nuances of star anise, mocha, black olives and iron ore. The decadently rich, full-bodied palate packs an impressive punch, delivering impactful black and blue fruit preserves with loads of mineral and exotic spice layers, supported by fine-grained tannins and just enough freshness, finishing with epic length.
Rated 98/100 The Wine Advocate
2018 Alejandro Bulgheroni Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard...$274.99
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard comes from a world-class site outside of St. Helena and is all Cabernet that spent 20 months in 80% new oak. It offers a touch more red fruit as well ample cassis, spring flowers, loamy earth, and spice-like aromas and flavors. It has a wonderful sense of minerality, ultra-fine tannins, a dense, layered texture, and incredibly purity of fruit. It’s another just about off the charts release from this estate.
Rated 98/100 Jeb Dunnuck
Sporting an opaque purple-black color, the 2018 Lithology Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Las Piedras opens with tantalizing notes of redcurrant jelly, kirsch, blackcurrant pastilles and violets, plus touches of garrigue and fallen leaves. The full-bodied palate has compelling poise and energy, featuring finely grained tannins and bags of freshness to support the red and black fruit layers, finishing long and earthy.
Rated 95/100 The Wine Advocate