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Three Years Later, Returns from Beckstoffer Strategy Start to Trickle Down

April 05, 2019

Three years ago, the father-and-son grape-growing team of Andrew and David Beckstoffer harvested a gondola of sunny publicity when they unveiled a novel plan to raise the profile of their Lake County vineyards. They recruited 10 winemakers and offered each a free acre of cabernet sauvignon for three successive vintages starting with the 2016 crop. The first wine from the exercise is just now being rolled out, the fragrant, svelte and gracefully layered Spoto Wines 2016 Lake County Red Hills Amber Knolls Vineyard Special Select Cabernet Sauvignon.