Brilliant Mistake 2018 G3 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon 3-pack

$ 224.99

The 2018 Brilliant Mistake Beckstoffer Georges III Cabernet Sauvignon is truly sensational. This evolves beautifully in the glass, with striking aromatics of fresh blackcurrants, black cherries and a touch of blueberry, which are accented by graphite shavings, violets, dusty nuances, exotic spices, dried tobacco and hints of licorice. On the palate this possesses a gorgeous full body, showing a wonderful combination of power and finesse. It continues to impress with its incredible overall concentration and focus, as well as outstanding structure and balance. It all comes together seamlessly, as beautifully polished tannins frame the core of remarkably pure dark fruits, pencil shavings and hints of exotic spices that resonate through the long, supple finish. The 2018 'G3' is a wonderful example of a classic Rutherford Cabernet, and while it is already nothing short of stunning, it also displays the potential to age gracefully for decades more.

96+pts Jeb Dunnuck

A richer, more concentrated, backward wine that’s going to blossom with short-term cellaring, the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon G3 emerges from the Georges III Vineyard in Rutherford. It offers lots of gravelly earth, graphite, chocolate, and cassis, with background oak, full-bodied richness, and building tannins. As with the Napa Valley release, it has gorgeous purity. Hide bottles for 2-4 years and enjoy over the following two decades. This is all varietal and spent 21 months in 80% new French oak.