Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011

$289

One of Napa Valley's most collectible Cabernets - very limited 94 Points Robert Parker: "In a similar vein, the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is rich, round and immediate. Raspberry jam, cloves, licorice and mint all meld together nicely. This is a lovely Dr. Crane, although it is naturally smaller in size than the 2010. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2026... ...One of the greatest attributes of the Paul Hobbs Cabernet Sauvignons is their ability to deliver incredible pleasure throughout their entire lives. I tasted a wide range of wines this year with Paul Hobbs and winemaker Megan Baccitich, including several past vintages of the flagship To Kalon, which confirmed that view. In particular, the 2001 and 2002 To Kalon Cabernets remain stunning, and the straight 1999 Napa Valley Cabernet was equally impressive."

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Ratings on Delectable

Arty Veee Delectable Pro

This was unexpected surprise at dinner!

This was unexpected surprise at dinner!

9.5

Doc Jay Delectable Pro

'Merica

'Merica

9.5

Christanna Honer Delectable Pro

Happiness is a Beckstoffer cab. Phenomenal.

Happiness is a Beckstoffer cab. Phenomenal.

10

R. Addison Wehrfritz Delectable Pro

Wet slate and blueberry marmalade on the front end with a surprising tangy but not unpleasant secondary orange rind flavor. Not doubt about it, this juice is polished and opulent but, in the end, it leaves me yearning for more given the history and acclaim of the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane vineyard. #2011 #vintage > #terroir

Wet slate and blueberry marmalade on the front end with a surprising tangy but not unpleasant secondary orange rind flavor. Not doubt about it, this juice is polished and opulent but, in the end, it leaves me yearning for more given the history and acclaim of the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane vineyard. #2011 #vintage > #terroir

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Not all 2011 are created equally!

Not all 2011 are created equally!

9.5

Shawn R Delectable Pro

Rich and expressive wine-mulling spice, candy corn and piney notes. Soft and supple despite its expressiveness on the nose. Pressed blackberries, roasted coconut shavings unraveling into layers of light earth and granite. Impressive, balanced elegance with hints of chocolate describe this inspired finish.

Rich and expressive wine-mulling spice, candy corn and piney notes. Soft and supple despite its expressiveness on the nose. Pressed blackberries, roasted coconut shavings unraveling into layers of light earth and granite. Impressive, balanced elegance with hints of chocolate describe this inspired finish.

9.6

Shawn R Delectable Pro

One of my favorite bottles of the 2011 vintage.

One of my favorite bottles of the 2011 vintage.

9.5

Becky Phillips

Had this past weekend and was perfect to warm me up on a chilly night

Had this past weekend and was perfect to warm me up on a chilly night

9.0

Erik Wochna

11 vintage...a tad leaner than prior vintages, but fantastic!

11 vintage...a tad leaner than prior vintages, but fantastic!

9.3

Jim Trobaugh

A great wine!

A great wine!

9.4

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