Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2010


SKU 10917


Made of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, this powerful yet beautiful Cabernet comes from the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, which is owned and managed by Andy Beckstoffer. The gravelly, loamy soils of the site give the wine Graves-like aromas, and yield about 4 tons per acre. Planted in 1998, the vineyard is showing exceptional promise. Look for inviting aromas of boysenberry, black cherry and dried herbs. The palate gives generous, concentrated flavors of perfectly ripened black and red fruits interlaced with graphite, freshly baked bread and white pepper. The intense fruit and spice elements persist through an extremely long finish.
One of the greatest attributes of the Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignons is their ability to deliver incredible pleasure throughout their entire lives. I tasted a wide range of wines this year with Paul Hobbs and winemaker Megan Baccitich, including several past vintages of the flagship To Kalon, which confirmed that view. In particular, the 2001 and 2002 To Kalon Cabernets remain stunning, and the straight 1999 Napa Valley Cabernet was equally impressive.' Wine Advocate
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation St Helena
Brand Paul Hobbs
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • wa96

Wine AdvocateThe 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is rich, sumptuous and totally striking. It brings together all of the classic Dr. Crane qualities - expressive aromatics, silky tannins and voluptuous fruit, all with the crystalline purity of 2010. Juicy dark cherries, roses, sweet spices and crushed rocks are layered into the expressive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025.

Antonio Galloni, December 2012
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Wine SpectatorOffers a complex mix of creamy, mocha-laced oak and supple currant and berry flavors, gaining depth and richness while maintaining an elegant, graceful balance. Drink now through 2013. 682 cases made.

James Laube, 2013