Reviews & Scores
Bold, rich, intense and generous, with a perfumed mix of ripe blackberry, currant, anise, sage and licorice. Full-bodied, gaining depth and richness on the finish, where this has an even tighter focus. *Highly Recommended*
High-pitched aromas of black raspberry, redcurrant, violet, minerals, cedar, black pepper and tobacco. Sweet, densely packed and smooth in texture, but with a firm mineral spine giving energy to the dark berry, licorice and floral flavors. This very suave, silky-smooth Cabernet stains the entire palate and clings impressively on the succulent finish.
From one of my favorite sites (because of its similarity to a top vintage of La Mission Haut Brion), the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard exhibits classic notes of burning embers, hot gravel, steel, blueberries, flowers and blackberries followed by an intense, full-bodied, profoundly concentrated wine. This riveting effort should drink nicely for 25+ years. There is a flinty underpinning to this offering that comes from the 20-acre vineyard in St. Helena. Despite being aged in 100% new oak, there is no evidence of wood in the aromatic or flavor profiles. This profound Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is as grand as the 2007.