TASTING NOTES This wine’s has the classic Rutherford complexity and provenance. Red currant, black plum, ripe blackberries, violets, and anise highlight the balanced tannin in this wine. This vineyard was originally planted in 1895. Once farmed by the infamous Andre Tchelistcheff, the Beckstoffer family has taken over in 1988 and preserved this historical site in Napa Valley. This wine should drink well for 25-30 years.
Wine Advocate 98 points
Purlieu means “the edge of the forest” or “an outlying area.” Directly, it is a reference to our home base in the new Coombsville AVA, at the edge of the forest and the entire Napa Valley. Symbolically, “purlieu” refers to our approach to winemaking, to exploring the outskirts and navigating the boundaries of what one may expect of a Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. For us, the key to successfully walking that edge lies in maintaining balance: between innovation and tradition, confidence and restraint, depth and refreshment.
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