Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

Realm Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 - K. Laz Wine Collection
$625.00 each
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Congrats to Realm on this 100 Point wine which was recently reviewed by Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. Like in previous vintages, this newest offering is comprised of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Andy Beckstoffer's 'Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard'. "It saunters confidently out of the glass with compelling notes of warm black plums, blackcurrant cordial, Morello cherries and black raspberries followed by an opulent perfume of exotic spices, dusty soil, rose oil and crushed rocks with a waft of sandalwood. Full-bodied, rich, seductive and so, so spicy, the palate possesses a multitude of savory, earth and preserved fruit layers, framed by an achingly beautiful velvety texture and seamless freshness, finishing long, long, long—truly showing off its latent power. Like a gorgeous intellectual, this is a wine that will absolutely turn heads and create a stir." -Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

“When drinking water, remember the source:” an old Chinese proverb that could apply to wine as easily as water. Located in what used to be St. Helena’s “Chinatown” in the 1920’s, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard now sits in a residential neighborhood on the west side of town, an unassuming site bordered by an old riverbed and a rock quarry. The vineyard was originally planted in 1858 by San Franciscan Dr. George Belden Crane; today it is owned by Andy Beckstoffer, who replanted it to multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc in 1998. With extremely well-drained, gravelly soils, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane is undoubtedly one of the finest vineyards in St. Helena, and its wines are unmistakable. “You know it when you smell it,” says Winemaker Benoit Touquette. “Dr. Crane has everything you look for -- minerality, complexity, excellent fruit definition, good tannin structure; a complete wine with many layers.” 

Technical Information
  • Country USA
  • Region Napa Valley
  • Appellation St. Helena