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Cabernet Sauvignon, Dr. Crane Vineyard 2014

Paul Hobbs Winery

Sourced from the ‘filet’ sections of two specific blocks of the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane vineyard, this sophisticated cabernet sauvignon is known for its muscular structure and intensity. A deep black garnet hue, the wine boasts aromas of crème de cassis, cocoa powder, damp earth and anise. The weighty palate unveils concentrated layers of red currant, freshly picked blackberries, graphite, and spice box. The finish delivers, ripe, ultra-fine tannins wrapped around the core of dense fruit.

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
St. Helena AVA
Vineyard designation:
Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
99

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Aging:
100% new French oak (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
1200

Reviews

  • "98-100 points. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane is my favorite again of this grouping and has the potential to be a perfect wine, which is really hitting the bull’s-eye in 2014. Plenty of gravelly notes, blueberry, blackberry and mulberry jump from the glass of this inky bluish purple-colored 2014 Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon. The good news is that there are 1,200 cases of this, compared to only 752 cases in 2013. It should drink well for 15-20 years." (Robert Parker)
  • "92-95 points. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard impresses for its polish, energy and overall tension. The flavors are bold, incisive and finely-cut throughout. Hints of lavender, mint, spice, licorice and inky blue/purplish fruit are some of the many notes that are laced into the finish. What a gorgeous wine the 2014 is shaping up to be. After a few lackluster vintages at Dr. Crane, things seem to be looking up for this bottling." (vinous)

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