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2018 B Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

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September 25, 2022 - $160

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RATINGS

94Wine Spectator

Lightly steeped red and black currant form the core, while singed apple wood, savory and dried anise notes skitter throughout. There's a fine-grained feel through the finish, with a late iron twinge.

93-95The Wine Advocate

...notes of wild blueberries, warm cassis and plum preserves plus underlying scents of baked redcurrants and dried mulberries with faint wafts of fallen leaves, bouquet garni and dusty earth. Full-bodied, firm, and refreshing, it has loads of red and black fruit layers and a long, earth-laced finish.

93Wine Enthusiast

Sweet on the nose, this wine is expansive, supple and lengthy, with rich, rounded edges of blackberry and plum. Rocky elements of graphite balance the fruit and provide a savory contrast and texture.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley, St. Helena

St. Helena AVA is at the northern end of Napa Valley just north of Rutherford and south of Calistoga. It is a relatively warm climate thanks to the Mayacamas Mountains on its western edge, which protect it from Pacific Ocean fog. Out of the 9,000 acres in the appellation, some 1,500 are under vine. The principal grapes grown in St. Helena are the Bordeaux grapes of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Merlot. St. Helena is considered prime wine producing territory, and it was one of the first important wine producing regions in northern California. The legendary Charles Krug founded his winery just north of the town of St. Helena in 1873, and today the appellation is home to many prestigious producers, including Abreu, Grace Family and Spottswoode.

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.