2010 World's End Crossfire Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
  • WA 95
  • WE 93
  • JS 93
  • IWC 92

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, October 2013
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossfire is sourced from the Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard located in the Oakville AVA. It possesses slightly more richness, texture and completeness than the Good Times, Bad Times. A... The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Crossfire is sourced from the Beckstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard located in the Oakville AVA. It possesses slightly more richness, texture and completeness than the Good Times, Bad Times. A deep purple color is followed by abundant notes of creme de cassis and flowers. This full-bodied wine touches all of the taster’s sweet spots. Enjoy it over the next 12-15 years. - Robert Parker
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, September 2014
A heady mix of herbs, cedar and milk chocolate, it’s generous in black cherry and spicy pepper, a worthwhile textural challenge to the tongue and the mind, complex and layered. With smoky, heavy tannins, it’ll enjoy some... A heady mix of herbs, cedar and milk chocolate, it’s generous in black cherry and spicy pepper, a worthwhile textural challenge to the tongue and the mind, complex and layered. With smoky, heavy tannins, it’ll enjoy some time to think in the cellar, the finish still rich and thick.
JS 93
James Suckling - jamessuckling.com, May 2014
Lots of blackberry and licorice aromas follow through to a full body, integrated tannins and a fruity, subtle finish. Beautifully balanced and fresh. Drink or hold.
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2014
Bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet, licorice and minerals: the blackest to this point. Densely packed and vibrant, with firm, well-integrated acidity energizing the chewy flavors of... Bright ruby-red. Very ripe aromas of blackberry, cassis, violet, licorice and minerals: the blackest to this point. Densely packed and vibrant, with firm, well-integrated acidity energizing the chewy flavors of blackberry, bitter chocolate, minerals and sexy oak. Finishes with dusty, serious yet suave tannins, attractive floral lift and slowly mounting length. Built to age. This is classically dry in a similar way to Maltus's Saint-Emilion wines. 92+
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Oakville
Vintage 2010

Label

World’s End Crossfire shows earlier than its fellow Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer stable mate from To-Kalon – coming out of the traps blazing! In the heart of the Rutherford AVA, the Georges III vineyard was planted in 1895 by Mrs. Thomas Rutherford. This 300-acre parcel was first purchased by Beaulieu founder Georges de Latour in 1928 and called Beaulieu Vineyard Number 3. Hence, ‘Georges’ and ‘III’.

Purchased by Beckstoffer Vineyards in 1988, the vineyard has since been replanted using new Cabernet Sauvignon clones with tighter spacing and advanced trellising systems, enhancing both quality and grape tonnage. The cropping level is held to the same low yield as is true for the To-Kalon Vineyard – under three tons to the acre.

After running through two sets of sorting tables – first by bunch and then, after the destemmer, grape by grape, there’s a long cold soak before fermentation occurs. Wooden vats from Cognac which allow a seamless take-on of wood. The wines undergo malolactic fermentation in new French oak, and are aged in the same oak for up to two years.

Winery

World's End

World’s End, named after the district of Chelsea in London where Jonathan and Lyn Maltus first lived, is a Napa Valley winery started by Maltus in 2008. It is the culmination of over 20 years of winemaking in Saint-Emilion, Bordeaux and overseas by Jonathan Maltus and his team.

Emulating the estate in Bordeaux, World’s End offers handcrafted, single-vineyard and reserve fine wines. The single-vineyard wines represent different expressions of the Napa Valley and come from the top ‘vineyard designated’ blocks from both valley floor and from the mountains in limited quantities.

The reserve wines are classic and good value wines blended to combine many of the disparate terroirs that make up the Napa Valley. All are made with sense of power and elegance.