Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.519 ratings
9.54 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
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
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
David L

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

Sep 8th, 2016
David L

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.

Apr 18th, 2016
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.

Sep 19th, 2020
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.🤞 🤞 🤞

Dec 1st, 2019
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.

Nov 12th, 2017
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

Jul 19th, 2017
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.

Jan 22nd, 2016
Howard Greenfield

Needs some air- much better at end of dinner!

Needs some air- much better at end of dinner!

Dec 25th, 2015