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2014 Alpha Omega Beckstoffer Dr Crane Cabernet Sauvignon

Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased at auction

Ends Sunday, 7pm Pacific


98Jeb Dunnuck

...full-bodied richness, a thick, unctuous texture, and a huge mid-palate, it offers a kaleidoscope of crème de cassis, blueberries, smoked tobacco, white chocolate, and lead pencil aromas and flavors.

96+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

...enormous graphite notes intermixed with blackberry liqueur, blueberry fruit as well as black raspberry and cassis. It is opaque purple and full-bodied, with a multidimensional personality and killer finish of close to one minute.

95James Suckling

Fantastic aromas of black licorice and tar on this. So much dark fruit and some orange peel, too. Full body, round and intense with a big presence up front. A big kiss to the palate.

91Vinous / IWC

Super-ripe red cherry, kirsch, mint, pine and rose peal develop in the glass. Bright in its aromatics, but with plenty of ripe, candied overtones...

90Wine Spectator

Spicy, toasty, charry oak adds texture, flavor and structure to this youngster, joining a core of currant, blackberry, loamy earth and crushed rock that gives this a sense of place and presence.


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.


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.