Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

$185

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

David L Delectable Pro

09’ Paul Hobbs Dr Crane . Needs a short decanting, it’s ready to go.

09’ Paul Hobbs Dr Crane . Needs a short decanting, it’s ready to go.

9.5

Shay A Delectable Pro

Our monthly 4th Friday event at the storage facility. No requirements, just wine you want to share with others! Always an enjoyable time. I think I prefer Dr Crane over To-Kalon fruit. The sheer raw power of Dr Crane alongside the smoky, cocoa, dark chocolate notes make this wine divine. Pulled out the '06 a few months ago and it's hard to tell them apart! Thanks Joe!

Our monthly 4th Friday event at the storage facility. No requirements, just wine you want to share with others! Always an enjoyable time. I think I prefer Dr Crane over To-Kalon fruit. The sheer raw power of Dr Crane alongside the smoky, cocoa, dark chocolate notes make this wine divine. Pulled out the '06 a few months ago and it's hard to tell them apart! Thanks Joe!

9.5

David L Delectable Pro

09' Needs a 2+ hour decanting. Better then what the critics say. Love it

09' Needs a 2+ hour decanting. Better then what the critics say. Love it

9.5

David L Delectable Pro

09' Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. crane. Decanted for an hour ( needed).Dense, inky, Black & Red fruits. Smoky tobacco, sweet vanilla. Classic elegance and finesse of a Paul Hobbs. Can't miss wine. 8/10 great years in it. What to thank Brain For an amazing night.

09' Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. crane. Decanted for an hour ( needed).Dense, inky, Black & Red fruits. Smoky tobacco, sweet vanilla. Classic elegance and finesse of a Paul Hobbs. Can't miss wine. 8/10 great years in it. What to thank Brain For an amazing night.

9.4

Andy Hall

Whew, I had one of these 6 months ago on our annual Deer Valley ski trip and was very disappointed (rated 8.9). As suspected, that was an off bottle. This wine is simply outstanding. Great nose, lots of black fruit, terrific balance, depth and nuance.

Whew, I had one of these 6 months ago on our annual Deer Valley ski trip and was very disappointed (rated 8.9). As suspected, that was an off bottle. This wine is simply outstanding. Great nose, lots of black fruit, terrific balance, depth and nuance.

9.5

Andy Hall

Hmmm, this is the first time that I have been disappointed with a Paul Hobbs wine. I certainly had high expectations but clearly something went wrong with this bottle (hopefully it is a one off but I am skeptical). I have had this 6 pack owc in my cellar since it’s release. Well the wine had absolutely no depth or finish that I expect from it’s pedigree. I will wait a couple weeks and crack another.

Hmmm, this is the first time that I have been disappointed with a Paul Hobbs wine. I certainly had high expectations but clearly something went wrong with this bottle (hopefully it is a one off but I am skeptical). I have had this 6 pack owc in my cellar since it’s release. Well the wine had absolutely no depth or finish that I expect from it’s pedigree. I will wait a couple weeks and crack another.

8.9

Ryan Reich

Awesome but young. Very expressive nose but reserved on the palate. Needs some time. Tar, currants, blackberries.

Awesome but young. Very expressive nose but reserved on the palate. Needs some time. Tar, currants, blackberries.

9.4

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Great for $150.00 or less, release price from Hobbs is ridiculous nowadays. Easy to find on auction

Great for $150.00 or less, release price from Hobbs is ridiculous nowadays. Easy to find on auction

9.6

Andrew Kleinhans

Licorice & black cherry. Complete and full bodied. Not complex but it doesn't need to be. You could be over served on worse.

Licorice & black cherry. Complete and full bodied. Not complex but it doesn't need to be. You could be over served on worse.

9.5

Howard Greenfield

Needs some air- much better at end of dinner!

Needs some air- much better at end of dinner!

9.1

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