Jeb Dunnuck


From an underrated vineyard on the valley floor, the 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon Backstoffer Missouri Hopper Vineyard boasts a dense purple hue as well as full-bodied aromas and flavors of pure cassis, spring flowers, violets, and tobacco, with beautifully integrated background oak. Deep, layered, concentrated, and balanced are all the buzzwords here, and I’d certainly be happy with bottles in the cellar.