2017 Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III ‘Empyrean’ Cabernet Sauvignon
Rutherford AVA, Napa Valley
100% Cabernet Sauvignon. 150 cases produced.
Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III, Clone 337, Clone 4 and Clone 15
Blue fruit extravaganza, soft and supple Rutherford dust mid-palate with cocoa powder tannins intermingled throughout. The Empyrean barrel selection adds depth and grace to this bold and lush wine.
An explosive wine of verve and power, showing blue fruits across the spectrum. Extraction, intensity and dark berry liquor elements dance across the palate with wonderfully smooth and integrated tannins. The Empyrean bottling exudes more depth, extraordinary length and grace and with a finish that can last 2 days.
300 spectacular acres in the middle of the valley floor, the Beckstoffer Georges III Vineyard had its first grapes planted by Elizabeth Rutherford in 1895. Famed history flows through the veins of this historic vineyard from Georges De La Tour to Andre Tchelistcheff. In 1988 the Beckstoffer Georges III was replanted using new Cabernet Sauvignon Clones with tighter spacing and advanced trellising systems enhancing both quality and grape tonnage. The Myriad Beckstoffer Georges III blocks are positioned on slight uplifts and rolling knolls, offering better drainage, early ripening and delicious and integrated natural acidity. Wonderfully, in 2009 – 181 acres were placed under a land conservation easement that forever prohibits non-agricultural development.