Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017
|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
Deep garnet-purple, the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard has a very serious nose of warm cassis, baked plums and cigar box with hints of menthol, pencil lead, cloves and cast-iron pan. Medium to full-bodied, the palate reveals beautiful poise, offering intense black fruit and mineral accents with a firm, fine-grained framed, finishing with a lingering earthy lift. 819 cases made.
Delightfully ripe, with lush, flattering cassis and creamed blackberry and plum flavors gliding through. Shows light wood spice and licorice shadings on the finish, revealing a gorgeous loamy echo, while the fruit holds sway easily. Exhibits barely a blip of the vintage's edgy tannins, delivering serious fruit and a grounding in terroir. Drink now through 2028. 819 cases made.
The 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is a rich, boisterous wine loaded with personality that beautifully expresses the personality of this St. Helena site. Bright floral notes, sweet red berry fruit, mint, spice and licorice open up effortlessly in the glass. Medium in body and gracious, the 2017 shows the more restrained side of the year. This is an especially understated style. The 2017 has really come together over the last year. Dr. Crane is just beautiful today.