Lo Lo Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon

Rocking Beckstoffer Cab: 2020 Lo Lo Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon

Despite this wine's playful name, this is some serious juice. The Lo Lo Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon is a delicious and lush Cab that comes from the Red Hills appellation, just north of Napa Valley. This region produces some of California's top Cab values, and this wine is made with fruit from a very special source.

Yep, in addition to being an outstanding value, all of the fruit comes from the Beckstoffer family's vineyards. The Beckstoffer name is synonymous with impeccable quality, and single vineyard Napa Cabs that bear their name easily fetch $100 to $500 or more! There's just so much to like about this opulent and pleasure-bent Cab, and you can't beat the price. 

Lo Lo Wine Co Cabernet Sauvignon

2020 Lo Lo Wine Co. Cabernet Sauvignon 

The cheapest way to get a Beckstoffer Cab in your glass! Ripe, opulent, delicious!! 

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Let me start with two key aspects of this wine. First and foremost, this is a wine "put together" by Ian Davies, the same talented guy who brought us the Eagle Glen Cabernet Sauvignon. Secondly, this is from the 2020 vintage, a year that plagued many West Coast wines with smoke taint. Not this one though! I tasted this with my rep earlier this week, and there is nothing at all wrong about this wine.

Far from it, this is all about rich, ripe, and plush fruit and nicely integrated French oak. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this was aged for 16 months in 20% new French oak. The resulting wine is loaded with notes of warm cherry, black cherry, plum, cola, espresso, and dark chocolate. From the first sniff to the last sip, this Cab means business!

Back to Ian Davies, as I think his resume will help to explain the quality of this wine. Ian was the longtime wine buyer/sommelier at Capital Grille and Morton's. Through his tenures at those classic American steakhouses, he developed some great connections. The Beckstoffers are good friends of Ian's, they were happy to sell him some grapes, and their Red Hills vineyards experienced little or no smoke issues in 2020. Sometimes, it all just works out.

This is a bit softer than the Eagle Glen Cab, but it's still a formidable North Coast Cab. Sadly, Ian is not making a 2020 Eagle Glen, as he chose not to buy grapes from his usual Napa sources due to.....you guessed it, smoke taint. When I say the wine is soft, that means its smooth, supple, and polished, and who doesn't like that? Furthermore, the grapes from these elevated sites in Lake County yield wines with great freshness and zesty acids.

With spring and summer grilling season in full swing, grill something good, and drink a bottle of this with your culinary creation. It also makes for a wonderful and flavor-packed "Cocktail Cab." That means no food is required! Cheers to happy drinking and eating in the AVL.

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Josh Spurling
Owner, Operator, Wine Monger
Table Wine Asheville