Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5307 ratings
9.560 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Mike R
9.6

2017 was off the hook

2017 was off the hook

Oct 19th, 2021
Mike R
9.6

Delicious and smoking

Delicious and smoking

Oct 19th, 2021
David L

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.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Chris McClellan

Bad pic, but amazing bottle..all the players here...blackcherry/blackberries, mint, jalapeño, bell pepper, tannin everywhere yet well integrated and acid holding it all together...just what I like...

Bad pic, but amazing bottle..all the players here...blackcherry/blackberries, mint, jalapeño, bell pepper, tannin everywhere yet well integrated and acid holding it all together...just what I like...

Aug 30th, 2020
john&stacy brilliantmistakewines

My favorite Beckstoffer Vineyard, and one of the best representations of it. Outstanding balance, lovely fruit and acidity, strong tannins, rich and full on the palate with a nice long finish.

My favorite Beckstoffer Vineyard, and one of the best representations of it. Outstanding balance, lovely fruit and acidity, strong tannins, rich and full on the palate with a nice long finish.

Sep 20th, 2018
Bill Bender

The Stone Temple Pilots said it best: PLUSH.

The Stone Temple Pilots said it best: PLUSH.

Aug 25th, 2018
Bill Bender

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.

Jun 28th, 2018
Shawn R

Not all 2011 are created equally!

Not all 2011 are created equally!

Jan 4th, 2018
Shay A
9.5

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!

Sep 23rd, 2017
Tom Kobylarz

Creme d'cassis, licorice, graphite, black cherry, blueberry and black tea aromas and flavors. Full bodied, the palate fans out elegantly over the palate. The wine is concentrated, persistent but without the weight the heady nose suggests, especially for a 2003.

Creme d'cassis, licorice, graphite, black cherry, blueberry and black tea aromas and flavors. Full bodied, the palate fans out elegantly over the palate. The wine is concentrated, persistent but without the weight the heady nose suggests, especially for a 2003.

6 people found it helpfulJun 8th, 2013