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Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
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About This Wine

On the nose: subtle cedar with touches of soap, sage, tobacco with touches of coconut, griotte, almonds

On the palate: round dense entrance evolving on structured tannins, fresh acidity with touches of blueberry, blackberry lingering on macerated dark cherry, pear

Wine Profile

Blend: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Winemaker Notes:

"2014 was a dream vintage, with quality along the lines of 2012 and 2013.  Everything ripened in early- to mid-August, including Cabernet Sauvignon, which usually ripens much later.

Napa Valley's harvest was unusually early, not surprising given the state’s ongoing drought, which was so extreme that the cover crops in many vineyards never took hold. Substantial rain in late February and early March relieved most of the stress and set the vines up for a vigorous start. 

Early was the key word all season, from budbreak to veraison to harvest The vintage proved to be a balance between 2012 and 2013. We had some heat spikes that delayed the phenolic ripeness and forced us to push extraction quite hard. The ripeness was there, but the color and tannins really took time to come out. Our 2014 red wines are powerful but with great structure. Patience was the key to this vintage."


Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
St. Helena
Alcohol %