Overview of the Wine
Proprieter Tuck Beckstoffer says , "Semper, to me, is everything emotional and pure about Pinot Noir. There's a steadfastness that appeals to the farmer in me, and there's and Old World hand-formed echo that brings up everything I have enjoyed in wine at its finest ever and forever. That's the idea."
Tuck and his family moved to the Napa Valley in 1975 to begin their involvement in the California Grape Growing business. His love of the farming and wine making process began almost immediately as a young boy. As a teenager, Mr. Beckstoffer worked in the vineyards of Napa and Mendocino Counties alongside field crews and operating equipment in Beckstoffer owned and managed vineyards. During college, he spent his summers working in the soon to be famous wineries of the Napa Valley alongside some of the most influential winemakers in California, learning winemaking techniques and sensory evaluation. After University, Tuck returned to Napa to work for Beckstoffer Vineyards.
In 1997 he began producing a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon under the Tuck Beckstoffer label that quickly became one of the most critically acclaimed wines to come out of the Napa Valley. In 2004, Tuck created Tuck Beckstoffer Wines. He and his family’s farming legacy, combined with his personal knowledge and experience in the vineyard and cellar supports his commitment to produce these creative, exquisite wines.
Grape / Blend
100% Pinot Noir
Sonoma Coast, California
Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The Semper Pinot Noir showcases powerful fruit with an elegant structure and medium body. Upon entry, this wine expresses aromatics of wild raspberry and strawberry, transitioning into a robust rhubarb and cranberry palate. Aged in French oak barrels for twelve months, the wine shows nuances of baking spices that complement the natural fruit components of the Russian River Valley. While this wine is drinking beautifully now, it will continue to improve and develop in the bottle over the next five to ten years.
92 Points - Ian Blackburn
Soft extraction, evidence of stem inclusion, beautiful tender elements, lovely wood treatment, high quality marks with good depth and balance. Soft in color, a very pretty but restrained nose (ABV 14.2%) and a still evolving finish. Color 13/15, Aromas 23/25, body 23/25, Overall Impression 33/35
Product size: 750ml