Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

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Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, St Helena
Brand Paul Hobbs
Alcohol/vol 14.7%
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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The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is dark, plump and juicy, with plenty of near and medium term appeal. Silky, soft and open-knit, the 2012 Dr. Crane is a good example of the year. Drink this supple, juicy Cabernet Sauvignon over the next handful of years. In 2012, the 100% new French oak is evident, one of the clues the vintage is slightly lacking in concentration.

Antonio Galloni, October 2015
Wine Spectator
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Though tannic at points, this is notably complex and refined in texture and aromas, with a subtle mix of currant, anise, dried berry, cedary oak, tobacco and cigar box on the aftertaste. Drink now through 2028. 1,016 cases made.

James Laube, August 31, 2016