The Crane Assembly

Myriad Cellars

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

I’d never have guessed this was brought up in 100% new oak! If I hadn’t been in the midst of a big event swimming in wine, I’d have picked the brain of winemaker @Mike Smith more on the details and would have a longer tasting note….what I can say is that it was totally gorgeous. Makes me say yessss Napa Cab yesss I see you here. — 13 days ago

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Joshua Fisher

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Mike is a sweetheart of a guy … and makes big wines … I like him more than I like his wines
Ellen Clifford

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@Joshua Fisher he’s so nice! I enjoyed both the conversation and the wines:)

Realm Cellars

The Bard Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2019

2nd day on this one👍🏼

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot and 5% Petit Verdot, the fruit for the 2019 The Bard fetches from Calistoga to Coombsville, including portions from illustrious vineyards such as Dr. Crane, Moonracer, Houyi and Larkmead.
— 4 months ago

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B Cellars

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2017

B did a great job in 2017. This is an outrageously good cab franc. Big wine but tastes like cab franc. Minerality, hint of green, plush dark fruit. — 5 months ago

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Shay A

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Dang, didn’t know they did one too! I’ve got to up my game and try these.
Jason and Jennie

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@Shay A this was one of the better wines ive had this year

Memento Mori

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Still a 9.7. Still amazing — 7 days ago

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Salvestrin

Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Wonderful restrained yet expressive style of pencil lead and black currant. 👌🏼 — 4 months ago

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The Crane Assembly

Disciples Old Vine Zinfandel Petite Sirah 2017

Super smooth and fruit forward. Raspberries and spices. Perfect for December! — 5 months ago

Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Tannic/acidity is mild. Have with food. — a month ago

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Beckstoffer Vineyard

The Debate Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Much better than the 2011, I’ve never had a La Mission Haut Brion so I wouldn’t know, but If this comes across as one then I scored at $80.00, but I’m doubtful in that comparison
Parkers 95 + review as follows The profound 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard (15.1% alcohol) is another La Mission Haut Brion lookalike. Rich, with notes of charcoal embers, barbecue smoke, blueberry and blackberry liqueur, violets and a touch of wood spice, it is full-bodied, powerful, concentrated, layered and impressive. Drink it over the next 25-30 years.

Like the wines themselves, larger-than-life Frenchman Jean Hoefliger is the winemaking consultant behind the small quantities of The Debate, where he has partnered with Rob McKay. After the incredibly successful 2013s, Hoefliger has followed up with equally fine 2014s, which are nearly as concentrated as the 2013s, slightly less structured, but for most consumers, more delicious and fruit forward, although several of these wines would certainly merit some bottle age to shed tannin.
— 3 months ago

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Alex Lallos

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These wines are awesome.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Awesomeness depends on vintage, mostly dud’s so far. Fruit bomb or bland.

Delavenne Pere & Fils

Grand Cru Brut Reserve Champagne Blend

At the reception following the (for this Covid year) pre-recorded inspiring Nobel Lectures by David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian, the Nobel Assembly was treated to this gem of a bubbly; quality and style like Ch Heidsieck. Outstanding! — 6 months ago

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Exciting experience for you. Cheers!🍾