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The Perfect SixPack

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$999.00
/ Six 375ml bottles
SKU: 21SIXPG
The Perfect SixPack

The Perfect SixPack

Your gift set includes:

1 x 2018 Lithology Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml
1 x 2018 Lithology " Beckstoffer - Dr. Crane Vineyard " Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml
1 x 2018 Lithology " Beckstoffer - Dr. Crane Vineyard " Cabernet Franc 375ml
1 x 2018 Lithology " Beckstoffer - To-Kalon Vineyard " Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml
1 x 2018 Lithology " Beckstoffer - To-Kalon Vineyard " Cabernet Franc 375ml
1 x 2018 Lithology " Beckstoffer - Las Piedras Vineyard " Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml
1 x 2018 Lithology Vintage Booklet
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2018 Lithology Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml

We only produced a scant 50 cases of this wine this year, far too small an amount considering how great it turned out.  There’s that typical saturated to the rim deep purple color, with intense cassis, herb, and milk chocolate, bricks and forest floor, black plum pudding aromas.  In the mouth, there’s a great balance, with notable oak and vanilla notes intertwined with dense black fruits.  It’s an opulent and plush style, yet finishes with sweet grippy tannins.

95 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck
"Beautiful crème de cassis, tobacco, leafy herbs, chocolate, and scorched earth nuances define the bouquet of the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Napa Valley, a rich, ripe, pedal-to-the-metal Cabernet. With sweet tannins, a terrific sense of opulence complemented by sound structure and notable balance, and a great finish, it’s a prime candidate for drinking any time over the coming 15-20 years. This cuvée comes from a mix of Rutherford, Oakville, and Napa Valley fruit and spent 20 months in 63% new French oak." - 1/27/2021

2018 Lithology " Beckstoffer - Dr. Crane Vineyard " Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml

Possibly the wine of the vintage…100 points” is what Jeb Dunnuck wrote earlier this year, and it is certainly one of the greatest bottlings we’ve ever produced. Dr. George B. Crane planted his vineyard in the city of St. Helena back in 1858. Here the Cabernet comes to us typically flawless, and the wines are as such. There is blue fruits, blueberries, black plums, blackberries, and cassis to the aromas, as well as stones, mineral, chocolate, fresh tobacco, and subtle herbs. It is incredibly full-bodied, but at the same time effortlessly drinkable, with ultra-smooth tannins and a positive, long, upturned finish.  70-75% new French oak is the norm for us with Dr. Crane, and those flavors are absorbed to become a vanillin complexity, sweetness, and length. An unbelievable wine. (Less than 300 cases made.)

100 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck
"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 Graveslike 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!" - 1/27/2021

98 POINTS - Wine Spectator
"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." - 7/30/21

2018 Lithology " Beckstoffer - Dr. Crane Vineyard " Cabernet Franc 375ml

Dense, saturated, and incredibly deep purple to the rim, and black at the core, the color is mesmerizing. The nose is a heady blueberry compote, blueberry/black raspberry pie with a sweet graham cracker, floral, plum, and cherry liqueur bouquet. Mouth-filling and full-bodied, yet somehow light on its feet, with remarkably balanced tannins, and a long, sweet, chocolate, blue and black fruity finish.

98 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck
"The 2018 Cabernet Franc Lithology Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard checks in at 92% Cabernet Franc and 8% Cabernet Sauvignon that, like the To Kalon Cabernet Franc, was fermented in a mix of tank and puncheons and spent 20 months in 68% new French oak. It has a slightly darker, more earthy style in its black currants, dark chocolate, leafy herbs, smoked earth, and truffle-like aromatics. These carry to a full-bodied red with perfect balance, beautiful tannins, and just everything in the right place. It's going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age and should keep for two decades." - 1/27/2021

96 POINTS - The Wine Advocate
"The 2018 Lithology Cabernet Franc Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard has a deep garnet-purple color and drop-dead gorgeous notes of kirsch, blackberry preserves, redcurrant jelly, and raspberry leaves, with suggestions of pencil shavings, wild thyme, and tilled soil. The full-bodied palate is tightly wound with red and blackberry layers intertwined with mineral accents and framed by firm, grainy tannins, finishing long and lifted." - 7/30/21

2018 Lithology " Beckstoffer - To-Kalon Vineyard " Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml

“Pure perfection…100 points” is what Jeb Dunnuck wrote earlier this year, and we’re having a hard time disagreeing. The expectations from the To-Kalon Vineyard are high, and this wine delivers on that, especially given that the wines from here tend to be very powerful, and seemingly weightless too. A remarkable balance is struck – there’s crème de cassis, some red, but mostly blackberries, spice box, cigar box, forest floor and earthiness, and a luxurious mouthfeel. Aged with slightly more oak than the others given its density, the To-Kalon is able to absorb it easily, and the final structure is capable of aging effortlessly for decades.  (Less than 300 cases made.)

100 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck
"Pure perfection, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Lithology Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard is a nuclear fruit bomb of a wine, offering massive richness and depth while being as graceful as a ballerina, with no sensation of weight or heaviness. Classic To-Kalon crème de cassis, black raspberries, flowery incense, spice, and tobacco notes all define the bouquet, and it’s full-bodied, with a layered, multi-dimensional texture, ultra-fine tannins, and a great finish. It has another 2-3 decades of prime drinking ahead of it. This cuvée is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, sourced from four blocks in To-Kalon, aged 20 months in 82% new French oak." - 1/27/2021

98 POINTS -The Wine Advocate
"With an opaque purple-black color, the 2018 Lithology Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard strides confidently out of the glass with classic notions of cassis, baked plums, and cedar chest, plus suggestions of dusty soil, bouquet garni, cinnamon stick, and dried lavender. The full-bodied palate is laden with hedonic black fruit preserves and fragrant spices, framed by plush, well-managed tannins and just enough freshness, finishing long and perfumed." - 7/30/21

2018 Lithology " Beckstoffer - To-Kalon Vineyard " Cabernet Franc 375ml

Called “…some of the finest Cabernet Franc in the world…” and “thrilling…do not miss…” by Jeb Dunnuck who awarded this 99 points and continued “I’m probably underrating this by a point…”  This is without a doubt the greatest Cabernet Franc we’ve ever produced.  There is a stunning array of aromas typical of this variety, including wildflowers, violets, tobacco, crème de cassis, and dark berries.  The tannins are fine, and smooth, despite this being a full-throttle, full-bodied and thrilling wine.

99 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck
"While this site is known for its incredible Cabernet Sauvignon, today, it also produces some of the finest Cabernet Franc in the world. The 2018 Cabernet Franc Lithology Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard offers a crazy bouquet of wildflowers, violets, tobacco, crème de cassis, and assorted darker berry fruits. Full-bodied, ultra-fine, and perfectly balanced, with thrilling tannins, it’s another “do not miss” wine. The blend is 87% Cabernet Franc and 13% Cabernet Sauvignon that was fermented in a mix of tank and puncheons and aged 20 months in 75% new French oak. I’m probably underrating this by a point." - 1/27/2021

96 POINTS - Wine Advocate
"The 2018 Lithology Cabernet Franc To Kalon Vineyard erupts with notes of plum preserves, raspberry coulis and blackberry pie, plus hints of molten licorice, warm chocolate, menthol and incense. The full-bodied palate has impressive freshness and energy, delivering loads of black and red berry preserves layers and a spicy undercurrent, finishing long with a mineral lift." - 7/30/21

96 POINTS - Vinous
"The 2018 Cabernet Franc Lithology Beckstoffer To Kalon Vineyard marries the textural depth and resonance of this site with the savoriness of Franc, a combination that is hugely appealing. Dark fruit, leather, espresso, lavender, and dried herbs all build as this incredibly distinctive Cabernet shows off its pedigree. The 2018 is a total knock-out." -  Jan 2021

2018 Lithology " Beckstoffer - Las Piedras Vineyard " Cabernet Sauvignon 375ml

From a St. Helena vineyard planted by early Napa settler Edward Bale more than 150 years ago, and later serving as the estate vineyard for the area’s first winery built by Henry Pellet in 1860, the Las Piedras site always gives us our prettiest wine. When placed next to the Dr. Crane and To-Kalon wines, the Las Piedras show a certain elegance, with a very graceful entry and finely detailed complexity.  We produce it with at least 75% new French oak, so there is a floral, spicy, and vanilla accent to the intense red and black fruits, cassis, and black cherry liqueur. What distinguishes this bottling is the beautifully fine tannins, delicate texture, and stunning purity.  (Less than 100 cases made.)

98 POINTS - Jeb Dunnuck
"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 as 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 incredible purity of fruit. It’s another just about off-the-charts release from this estate." - 1/27/2021

 
 

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