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2012 Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon

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June 14, 2020 - $150

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RATINGS

98Jeb Dunnuck

...stunning... ...Loads of mulled blackcurrants, dried violets, chocolate, tobacco, and cedar pencil notes give way to an incredibly sexy, full-bodied 2012 that has loads of fruit, no hard edges, and the weightless, elegant style that sets the 2012 vintage apart. It’s a stunning wine to drink over the coming 15-20 years. (March 2020)

96+ Robert M. Parker Jr.

...first-growth blueberry, blackberry and an almost a celestial floral note combined with forest floor and uncommon concentration and purity. Stunningly seamless, full-bodied, rich, and a brilliant wine...

94James Suckling

This is tight and intense with blackberry and black currant character. Full and powerful. Layered and amazing.

92Wine Spectator

The initial mix of loamy earth, road tar, cedar and tobacco notes makes way for a dense core of dark berry fruit, with touches of dried herb, licorice, mocha and toasty oak, showing some heat as well. Big and angular...

90-92Stephen Tanzer

Cassis, licorice, violet, truffle and loam on the nose. Both softer and oakier on the palate than the Georges III, with moderately thick dark fruit, violet and licorice flavors showing good tangy verve...

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.