Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

$159

From one of my favorite sites (because of its similarity to a top vintage of La Mission Haut Brion), the 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard exhibits classic notes of burning embers, hot gravel, steel, blueberries, flowers and blackberries followed by an intense, full-bodied, profoundly concentrated wine. This riveting effort should drink nicely for 25+ years... This profound Napa Cabernet Sauvignon is as grand as the 2007. Robert Parker

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Ratings on Delectable

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

The Stone Temple Pilots said it best: PLUSH.

The Stone Temple Pilots said it best: PLUSH.

9.5

Bill Bender Delectable Pro

When I think Dr. Crane the first thing that comes to mind is graphite and the graphite component on the Hobbs comes through in full effect here. I catch some toasted oak, cassis, dark chocolate and something sweeter like date or fig. This is a silky wine with polish to spare.

When I think Dr. Crane the first thing that comes to mind is graphite and the graphite component on the Hobbs comes through in full effect here. I catch some toasted oak, cassis, dark chocolate and something sweeter like date or fig. This is a silky wine with polish to spare.

9.6

Scott Kahn

This vintage continues to improve with age! Smooth on the palette but with tannic structure to avoid any flabbiness. Cassis, pebbles and graphite alongside pleasant oak notes that complement the presentation.

This vintage continues to improve with age! Smooth on the palette but with tannic structure to avoid any flabbiness. Cassis, pebbles and graphite alongside pleasant oak notes that complement the presentation.

9.4

Eric LaMasters

Really delicious! Loads of dark cherries and a hint of milk chocolate. Very powerful, yet still very approachable. Just lovely.

Really delicious! Loads of dark cherries and a hint of milk chocolate. Very powerful, yet still very approachable. Just lovely.

9.7

Eric LaMasters

Delicious Cabernet for Mother’s Day dinner. Full-bodied with lots of very fine tannins. Terrific depth and concentration. Just lovely.

Delicious Cabernet for Mother’s Day dinner. Full-bodied with lots of very fine tannins. Terrific depth and concentration. Just lovely.

9.6

George Yasutake

As good as the bottle in HNL.

As good as the bottle in HNL.

9.2

George Yasutake

Gorgeous bouquet still, full body, fruity, great finish that lingers. Nicely done Paul Hobbs! Thankful I have another bottle in my cellar!

Gorgeous bouquet still, full body, fruity, great finish that lingers. Nicely done Paul Hobbs! Thankful I have another bottle in my cellar!

9.5

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