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The Debate

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2014 The Debate Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard  (Napa Valley) 95

Deep in color, the wine combines silk and velvet tannins with layers of polished, dark fruits to create an opulent, almost decadent wine, with substance.

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2014 The Debate Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard  (Napa Valley) 96

A blast of minerality adds to the ocean of deep, dark, black fruits, licorice, smoke, vanilla bean and chocolate. Round and polished, sweet and fresh, there is length, vibrancy and a wealth of fruit here. The finish is all about the lift and sweet, black fruits. At slightly more than 15% ABV, there is no sensation of heat.

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2014 The Debate Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard  (Napa Valley) 94

Finesse and refined in style, the fruit has lift and vibrancy, coupled with depth of flavor. Seemingly holding back for the moment, it is hard to miss all the ripe, blackberries that blend perfectly with the cassis in the finish. With less intensity or depth than its brothers and sisters, it's still quite strong.

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2013 The Debate Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard  (Napa Valley) 97

Sensuously textured, the wine offers tobacco, cigar wrapper, sweet, black cherries and hints of floral notes in the perfume. Opulent, refined and velvety, the fruit just feels like silk on your palate. With all the serious levels if intensity and concentration, everything runs smoothly as all is in perfect balance.

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2013 The Debate Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard  (Napa Valley) 96

Inky in color, with all the blackberry, black cherry and smoke you need. Full bodied, intense, deep and long, there is an elegance to the power and a freshness to keeps this right on going.

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2013 The Debate Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard  (Napa Valley) 96

Opaque in color, this is packed and stacked with layer after layer of perfectly ripe fruits. The fruit is sweet, juicy and fresh, the texture is silk draped over rocks. There is intensity and depth that just keeps on going!

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2012 The Debate Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer To-Kalon Vineyard  (Napa Valley) 98

Absolutely stunning in every sense. Powerful, concentrated, focused, energetic, rich, lively and tannic, the wine cots your mouth, teeth and gums with flavor. The fruit is perfectly ripe with more than ample freshness to keep it going. This is a wine that requires 6-8-10 years in the cellar.

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2012 The Debate Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard  (Napa Valley) 96

Lush, rich, fat and sweet, with loads of fresh, ripe , chocolate covered black and red fruits that go on and on.

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2012 The Debate Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard  (Napa Valley) 96

Sexy, lush, ripe, black and blue fruits, opulent textures and a rich, juicy, sweet, ripe and very ripe finish that really carries through.

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