This historic vineyard is located on the valley floor at the southern boundary of the Oakville AVA. The light gravely loam is absolutely perfect for growing premium, world class Cabernet. Consistently ripe, concentrated and incredibly complex in flavor, the grapes harvested from this vineyard also provide generous tannins to help the ageing process. We believe the grapes sourced from this vineyard stand alongside the best and most notable vineyards in Napa Valley.
Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine, August, 2016
Tipping the scales a bit more to ripeness than its mates yet in no way wavering in its very sure varietal focus, the Missouri Hopper bottling is by a small margin the biggest, most extravagant wine of the bunch and pays for its largesse with a touch of obvious heat and a extra measure of tannin. It needs to be cellared for a good many years but has the heart to effortlessly support the eight to ten that it demands, and, if a bit unruly just now, it is a Cabernet of imposing stature and stuffing whose keeping comes without risk.
JamesSuckling.com, May 3, 2016
Lots of tar, asphalt and blackberry aromas and flavors. Full body, chewy and polished tannins. A rich and intense wine with a lot of alcohol but shows form and tension. Better in 2019 but impressive now.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2016
The 2013 Janzen Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard is from another Oakville site. This wine offers up much more unsmoked cigar tobacco, wet gravel/minerality, crème de cassis, licorice and graphite. It is full-bodied, intense, multilayered, gorgeously pure and long. It can be drunk early on, or cellared for 30+ years.
Wine Enthusiast, November 2016
From another of Andy Beckstoffer’s sites in Oakville, Missouri Hopper is a mix of cassis, kirsch and leather, its full-bodied structure marked in generous toasty oak. Tea and leather provide a savory edge, balancing the richness of the red fruit. Drink now through 2023. Cellar Selection. —V.B.
- 100% Cabernet Sauvignon sourced from Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard, Oakville
- Clone 337 on VSP trellising
- 26 months in new Taransaud French oak barrels, hailing from the Allier and Tronçais forests
- Alcohol: 15.2%
- pH: 3.81
- T.A.: 0.65g/100mL
Consulting Winemaker and Viticulturalist: Kirk Venge
Proprietors: The Janzen Family
Total Production: 235 cases
Release Date: April 2016
Click here to download the 2013 Janzen Missouri Hopper Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon tasting notes.