Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.510 ratings
9.53 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
Shay A
9.7

This run of about 13 PHENOMENAL wines I'm posting are from the SQN wine dinner/WNH interview I did at @Shawn R 's house last night. I was like a kid in a candy store on Christmas. What an absolutely EPIC night! Love ya brother!

We weren't poppin '90 Latour like
@Martin G Rivard and the WNH were last month at 12-1AM, but we did open this up! This was just a small contribution from me that I wanted to bring as I know Shawn enjoys PH. And I may be leaning toward enjoying Dr Crane wines over To-Kalon. Crazy enough, this still has maybe 2-3yrs until it even begins peaking. At pop and pour, it was big on the nose with smoky cedar, blueberries and cassis. Not as dark as expected on the palate as it mixed in red fruits, but the finish was insanely long. Texture felt so incredibly pure and lush. It went too fast once it was opened!

This run of about 13 PHENOMENAL wines I'm posting are from the SQN wine dinner/WNH interview I did at @Shawn R 's house last night. I was like a kid in a candy store on Christmas. What an absolutely EPIC night! Love ya brother!

We weren't poppin '90 Latour like
@Martin G Rivard and the WNH were last month at 12-1AM, but we did open this up! This was just a small contribution from me that I wanted to bring as I know Shawn enjoys PH. And I may be leaning toward enjoying Dr Crane wines over To-Kalon. Crazy enough, this still has maybe 2-3yrs until it even begins peaking. At pop and pour, it was big on the nose with smoky cedar, blueberries and cassis. Not as dark as expected on the palate as it mixed in red fruits, but the finish was insanely long. Texture felt so incredibly pure and lush. It went too fast once it was opened!

May 30th, 2017
Roy Goble

Wow. Best 2006 I've had in years.

Wow. Best 2006 I've had in years.

Feb 23rd, 2016
C. Cole

Wow!! Upon opening, the nose was filled with plum, blackberries, raspberries, and stone fruits. Velvety on the tongue, and beautiful tannins. So much fruit, this wine might have lasted another 5+ years. An exceptional bottle from an amazing wine maker. Thank you, Amy, for the introduction, with cheers to your new family member!

Wow!! Upon opening, the nose was filled with plum, blackberries, raspberries, and stone fruits. Velvety on the tongue, and beautiful tannins. So much fruit, this wine might have lasted another 5+ years. An exceptional bottle from an amazing wine maker. Thank you, Amy, for the introduction, with cheers to your new family member!

Nov 22nd, 2020
Luke Tubergen

Happy birthday to me!

Happy birthday to me!

Aug 22nd, 2017
Julie Zaucha

Enjoyed this with Walt at Top Steakhouse. It was incredible!

Enjoyed this with Walt at Top Steakhouse. It was incredible!

Jan 12th, 2013
Vicente Piedrahita

Vicente had this 3 years ago

Vicente had this 3 years ago

Dec 29th, 2017
Charles Hetzel

Charles had this 4 years ago

Charles had this 4 years ago

Dec 11th, 2016
Piers Pritchard

Piers had this 4 years ago

Piers had this 4 years ago

Jul 29th, 2016
j minnis

j had this 6 years ago

j had this 6 years ago

Jul 5th, 2015