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2019 Realm Beckstoffer Dr. Crane
750ml bottle of 2019 Realm Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon from the St. Helena AVA of Napa Valley California

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2019 Realm Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon | St. Helena AVA, Napa Valley California 750ml

Pure perfection in a glass, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Dr. Crane Vineyard is all varietal and comes from this remarkable site just outside St. Helena. A wine that offers incredible richness and depth while staying flawlessly balanced and weightless, it offers up a kaleidoscope-like array of blackcurrants, cassis, tobacco leaf, wildflowers, and scorched earth. As seamless and silky as they come, it has perfect tannins, that rare mix of power and elegance, and a monster of a finish. It doesn't get any better in this reviewer's opinion. | 100 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 interesting parallels to Chateau Haut-Brion, 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.
Blue fruit notes; graphite, mineral character; electric intensity and freshness. 5,000 bottles produced. |Realm Cellars

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