- Producer: Stewart Cellars - read about the Estate
- Winemaker: Blair Guthrie
- Region (AVA): Napa Valley (Oakville)
- Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
- Vintage production: 166 cases
- Winery location: Yountville
- Owners: Michael Stewart
- First vintage: 2006
- Drinking window: 2021-2041+
About The Wine
The Stewart family began crafting wines 20 years ago with a promise in mind; delivering exceptional, age worthy wines, while taking you on a journey. The NOMAD Collection builds upon that promise with an exploration of Napa Valley’s most exquisite vineyards and their unique terroir as Stewart Cellars showcases the Beckstoffer Heritage Vineyards.
The Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard is an extremely rocky site at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains, in western St. Helena. The Stewart Cellars Las Piedras is from 100% Clone 4 Cabernet Sauvignon that was planted in 2001.
Whole-berry fermentaion in stainless steel fermenters was followed by wet cap immersion, totalling 28 days of maceration. It was racked into French oak barrells (95% new) for 22 months prior to bottling.
Stewart Cellars NOMAD Beckstoffer Las Piedras Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
"The dense purple-hued 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Nomad Beckstoffer Las Piedras Vineyard offers up a great nose of both red and black fruits as well as baking spices, graphite, charcoal, and new leather. Full-bodied, focused, and incredibly elegant on the palate, I actually like the mouthfeel and tannins better here than with the Dr. Crane, although both are brilliant wines."
96 points, Jeb Dunnuck (May 2022)