The Debate includes three perspectives of Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignons from three of the most famous vineyards in Napa Valley: Beckstoffer Missouri-Hopper, To Kalon, and Dr. Crane Vineyards. Crafted by Jean Hoefliger using the same winemaking techniques, these three wines show the true diversity of terroir, and the art of interpretation.
Beckstoffer Missouri-Hopper is a spectacular vineyard situated in the sensual hourglass of the Napa Valley, where the bay influence creates a cooler climate than neighboring To Kalon Vineyard. Missouri Hopper yields Cabernet Sauvignon with a balance of ripeness and power, finished with finesse and elegance. This Debate is an extraordinary Cabernet from one of the most exceptional sites Napa Valley has to offer.
Nestled at the edge of the Mayacamas Mountains in the center of Napa Valley, the famed To Kalon Vineyard receives just enough morning fog and full day sun to produce Cabernet Sauvignon grapes with a juxtaposition of sweet and spicy. This Debate boasts complex layers of cassis, wild berries, licorice and spice, supported by firm, well-integrated tannins.
Dr. Crane Vineyard is situated on the West side of St. Helena with its gravelly loamy soils and balmy climate. Of the three vineyards, Dr. Crane is the warmest, and has the most extracted wine style. The result is a Debate with rich and velvety palate and a touch of candied fruit on the finish.