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2014 Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8097633 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
larmo4 $250 $250
cafig $240 $0
kyule $230 $0
$220
Item Sold Amount Date
I8163843 2 $230 Apr 3, 2022
I8155513 3 $230 Mar 27, 2022
I8097633 1 $250 Jan 30, 2022
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RATINGS

100The Wine Advocate

...profound and singular nose... ...core of black cherries, baked black berries and preserved plums... ..Full-bodied, rich and demonstrating great depth with a wonderfully compelling personality... ...finishes with incredible persistence...

93Wine Spectator

Though rich and full-flavored, this shows a seam of elegance and finesse that complements the dark berry, loamy, dusty earth and herb notes, with touches of chewy gravel and oak. A mouthful of complexity.

92Vinous / IWC

Dark, sumptuous and racy. Silky tannins wrap around a core of dark stone fruit, chocolate, spice, menthol and leather. This is an especially supple, racy 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon with plenty of up-front fruit,

PRODUCER

Paul Hobbs

Paul Hobbs is a boutique winery in the Russian River Valley of Sonoma County, California. It was founded in 1991 by Paul Hobbs, who worked at Robert Mondavi, Opus One and Simi Winery in various winemaking capacities before starting his own winery. He also consulted in Argentina, and now makes Malbecs from Argentina with other business partners under the Vina Cobos label. Hobbs uses grapes from numerous vineyards under contract to his estate to make well-reviewed Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. His wines from the several Beckstoffer vineyards and the Hyde vineyard are particularly noteworthy. Robert M. Parker Jr. has called Hobbs “one of the great names in winemaking…(he makes) full-throttle, intense wines made with classical European methods.”

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena, Dr. Crane Vineyard

Dr. Crane Vineyard was originally planted in 1858 by Napa Valley pioneer Dr. George Belden Crane. It was acquired by Beckstoffer Vineyards in 1997. Located in the city of St. Helena, the 25-acre vineyard is planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc. Beckstoffer Vineyards owns and farms more than 3,600 acres of highly prestigious grape growing vineyards in Napa Valley, Mendocino County and the Red Hills of Lake County. A senior executive with Heublein in the 1960s, Andy Beckstoffer is credited with steering Napa Valley vintners towards improving farming and the quality of the grapes used for wine. Grapes from any Beckstoffer vineyards are considered among the finest available in California.

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.