CPH-522

Cabernet Sauvignon, ‘Beckstoffer – Dr. Crane Vyd’, P. Hobbs

• Hand-harvested, picked at night
• Hand-sorted while still cold from the field
• Fermented in small, closed top, stainless steel tanks with indigenous yeasts
• 6-day cold soak, 30 days total maceration
• Gentle pumpovers and delestage
• Aged 20 months in French Oak barrels; 100% new
• Coopers: Taransaud, Darnajou, Radoux, Baron
• Spontaneous malolactic fermentation in barrels
• Varietal Composition: 100% cabernet sauvignon
• Unfined and unfiltered

Producer:
Vintage:
2014
Country:
USA
Region:
California
Appellation:
Napa
Variety:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Color:
Red
Case Pack:
6
Bottle Size:
750

Tasting Notes

Deep violet in color, this 100% cabernet sauvignon leads with an expressive nose of cigar box, baked fig compote and black currant. The palate has a stunning intensity, with layers of dark fruit, black cherry and savory dried herbs. Round, chewy tannins support the lingering mineral-driven finish.

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Press & Reviews

Parker

Score:
(98-100)
Date:
2016-03-04
Review:
Of the three Beckstoffer Vineyards, it’s pretty much a joyride as to which one readers may prefer. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane moves more toward the wet rock, blueberry, raspberry fruit spectrum, but still stays dark and foreboding, very concentrated and full-bodied. The great terroir comes through and the wine is distinctive, singular, opulent and rich. Another fabulous success from Paul Hobbs and one more showcase wine for this great vineyard. - Robert Parker