William Bowers Bourn II, considered the last Bonanza King of the California Gold Rush, purchased his vineyard in St. Helena in 1872 as a family home and much of the original vineyard land remains in the care of his descendants to this day. A portion of the original vineyard was purchased by Beckstoffer Vineyards in 2010. Planted with head-trained, old-growth Petite Syrah and various clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, the Beckstoffer Bourn vineyard is the newest Heritage vineyard.
An inky monster of a wine; deep purple color with a garnet rim. The aromas pour out. – lots of boysenberry jam, cocoa, eucalyptus and mission fig; some exotic spice follows and accents the fruit wonderfully. The palate is rich – Kirsch, pencil shavings, pipe tobacco, black cherry and herbs de provence; the tannins are young, but, meet the fruit right in the middle. There’s no mistaking this wine emanates from a Beckstoffer vineyard. We expect the wine the wine to age gracefully for many years to come – however fans of California fruit will want to drink this early.