Located along Conn Creek at the eastern edge of Rutherford, Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III is a beautiful ranch with acres of grapes placed under a conservation easement. This historic vineyard dates back to 1895 and is tied to legendary winemaker Andre Tchelistcheff.
Beginning at 500 feet of elevation, the vineyard gently slopes to the south, offering optimum sun exposure for ripening Cabernet Sauvignon, and complementing their meticulous farming. In the pre-World War II era our already gravelly block was supplemented with stones from the creek during a flood control project done by the Army Core of Engineers. Planted entirely to Clone 337 of Cabernet Sauvignon, suited for the well-draining Cortina soils where they sit, and each vine’s ‘Lyre’ training protects the fruit from Rutherford’s warm climate, allowing for maximum hang-time.
Released | Spring 2024
Winemaker's Notes | The 2021 Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet-purple in color. Classic notes of juicy black plums, cassis, and cedar jump from the glass, with suggestions of tar and black olives in the background. The full-bodied palate is rich and impactful, with velvety tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long with a spicy kick. 130 Cases.
Released | Spring 2022
Winemaker's Notes | The deep purple-hued 2019 Amulet Estate Beckstoffer Vineyard Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon, from a larger, historic site in Rutherford, offers up a rock-solid nose of ripe dark fruits, damp earth, chocolate, and leafy herbs. This carries to a full-bodied 2019 with a round, seamless mouthfeel, ripe tannins, and solid length on the finish. 275 cases.
Released | Spring 2021 Sold Out
Winemaker's Notes | In the glass, floral notes of lilies and cassis blend with earth notes of cool graphite. The palate beckons with a subtle minerality that is felt among layers of dimension. A classic, cacao-dusted finish reveals this vintage’s erudite nature.