Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006 - 750mL - Red Wine [95 Pts, RP]

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Part Number:9999901367
Winemaker's Notes
This powerhouse cabernet sauvignon is deep garnet in color and bursting with aromas of black currant and espresso, complemented by subtle savory notes. The weighty palate commands attention with pure, concentrated, sinuous layers of red and black fruits, mocha, dried herbs and tar. Hints of vanillin and clean earth complement big, chewy tannins on an enduring finish.
 
Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Dr. George Belden Crane is credited along with Charles Krug, as one of the major founders of the wine industry in Napa Valley. The vineyard was planted in 1858 in an area that became the Chinatown district of Santa Helena during prohibition. Characterized by gravelly loam soil, it was replanted with Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals in 1998 when Andy Beckstoffer acquired it. We released our first vintage from the Dr. Crane Vineyard in 2003.
 
Accolades
93-95 Points, The Wine Advocate
"Gorgeous blackberry and cassis fruit notes intermixed with notions of crushed, scorched rocks, graphite, licorice, and pain grille result in a prodigious aromatic display offered by the 2006 cabernet sauvignon beckstoffer dr. Crane vineyard. Soft, fleshy, and opulent (it recalls the 2004 version), this stunner will be drinkable upon release, and should last for two decades." (Robert Parker, December 28, 2007)
 
91-93 Points, International Wine Cellar
"Opaque ruby. Powerful dark berry preserve aromas, with cured tobacco and roasted coffee qualities gaining strength with air. Deeply concentrated cassis and bitter cherry flavors are youthfully brooding and firmed by solid tannins. A bit inscrutable today but there is clearly superb material here." (May/June 2008)