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2018 Realm Beckstoffer Dr. Crane
750ml bottle of 2018 Realm Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon from the St. Helena AVA of Napa Valley California


 
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Our Price: $595.00 | 98+ points Jeb Dunnuck

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2018 Realm Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon | St. Helena AVA, Napa Valley California 750ml


The 2018 Beckstoffer Dr. Crane is gorgeous, offering classic 2018 purity in its blue fruits, cassis, chocolate, tobacco, cold fireplace, and loamy earth-like aromas and flavors. With full-bodied richness and depth, it has flawless balance, lots of building tannins, and a powerful, backward style that's going to benefit form bottle age. It doesn't have that "je ne sais quoi" quality of the 2015 yet shares similarities with the 2016 given its purity and structure... | 98+ points, Jeb Dunnuck for jebdunnuck.com

'When drinking water, remember the source:' an old Chinese proverb that could apply to wine as easily as water. Located in what used to be St. Helena's "Chinatown" in the 1920's, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard now sits in a residential neighborhood on the west side of town, an unassuming site bordered by an old riverbed and a rock quarry. The vineyard was originally planted in 1858 by San Franciscan Dr. George Belden Crane; today it is owned by Andy Beckstoffer, who replanted it to multiple clones of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc in 1998. With extremely well-drained, gravelly soils, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane is undoubtedly one of the finest vineyards in St. Helena, and its wines are unmistakable. "You know it when you smell it," says Winemaker Benoit Touquette. "Dr. Crane has everything you look for --minerality, complexity, excellent fruit definition, good tannin structure; a complete wine with many layers." Realm's Dr. Crane is predominantly (95%) Cabernet Sauvignon Clone 6 blended with a small amount of Petit Verdot. |Realm Cellars

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