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Paul Hobbs 2012 Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena
Paul Hobbs 2012 Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

Paul Hobbs 2012 Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon St. Helena

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.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - 98 Points: "Of the three Beckstoffer Vineyards, it’s pretty much a joyride as to which one readers may prefer. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane moves more toward the wet rock, blueberry, raspberry fruit spectrum, but still stays dark and foreboding, very concentrated and full-bodied. The great terroir comes through and the wine is distinctive, singular, opulent and rich. Another fabulous success from Paul Hobbs and one more showcase wine for this great vineyard. Anticipated maturity: now-2032."

James Suckling - 94 Points: "Aromas of ripe blueberry, blackberry and mineral. Black currants too. Full body, silky tannins and bright acidity. Very intense and linear with loads of fruit that are held together with a solid tannin backbone. Better in 2017."

Vinous - 93 Points: "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."

Wine Spectator - 92 Points: "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."




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“The true character of a site is only revealed through the work and determination of tending each vineyard with meticulous care and vinifying with minimalist winemaking techniques that fully express the terroir.” – Paul Hobbs

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