The 2021 'La Verdad' is an absolute stunner out of the Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard. It immediately starts off by displaying an impressive dark, inky color, which is followed by seductive aromas of ripe dark currants, black cherries and blueberries, which are accompanied by fresh violets, exotic spices, graphite, dark chocolate and dried tobacco nuances that all take shape and burst from the glass. On the palate this is full-bodied, structured and layered, with outstanding overall depth and concentration. It goes on to impress as it displays a wonderful rich texture all the way through the sensational long, opluent finish that ties everything together beautifully. An absolute gem from Carter Cellars and winemaker Russell Bevan, which is already absolutely captivating, however should also offer a lenghty drinking window that will span the course of three decades.
|Napa Valley, St. Helena