Realm Cellars

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5356 ratings
9.452 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
David L

A must decant at this point. Even better after a 90 minute decanting.

A must decant at this point. Even better after a 90 minute decanting.

May 20th, 2018
Mike R
9.4

Juan himself - the prince of Napa - the wine was badass as well

Juan himself - the prince of Napa - the wine was badass as well

Apr 24th, 2018
David L

11’ Just a wonderful wine . Needs a healthy decanting. 10+ years in it.

11’ Just a wonderful wine . Needs a healthy decanting. 10+ years in it.

Mar 22nd, 2018
David L

06’ Realm Beckstoffer Dr Crane . At 12 years old it still needs a decanting. It truly blossomed after just 15/20 minutes in the decanter.
An array of floral and herbal notes to this. RICH...Blue/black fruits are abundant in this wine. Tobacco, with sweet tannins & a long finish.
A little like yesterday Entre Nous... drink this while still in it’s prime (3/5 years)

06’ Realm Beckstoffer Dr Crane . At 12 years old it still needs a decanting. It truly blossomed after just 15/20 minutes in the decanter.
An array of floral and herbal notes to this. RICH...Blue/black fruits are abundant in this wine. Tobacco, with sweet tannins & a long finish.
A little like yesterday Entre Nous... drink this while still in it’s prime (3/5 years)

Mar 10th, 2018
David L

12’ Realm Beckstoffer Dr Crane. Color- Inky dark purple. This wine jumps out of the glass ( Holy S%#t ) Blueberry pie, blackberries, smokiness, dare I say a bit of earthiness to it. Sexy,complexed & incredibly delicious. WOW! Drinking now with 15 great years in it.

12’ Realm Beckstoffer Dr Crane. Color- Inky dark purple. This wine jumps out of the glass ( Holy S%#t ) Blueberry pie, blackberries, smokiness, dare I say a bit of earthiness to it. Sexy,complexed & incredibly delicious. WOW! Drinking now with 15 great years in it.

Jan 15th, 2018
Roy Goble

Such a great wine, Realm even nails the tricky 2011 vintage.

Such a great wine, Realm even nails the tricky 2011 vintage.

Dec 9th, 2017
Roy Goble

Parker overrated this at 100 points. I only give it 99. 😀

Parker overrated this at 100 points. I only give it 99. 😀

Sep 12th, 2017
Roy Goble

Parker gave it 100pts - I often disagree with him but he was right on with this one.

Parker gave it 100pts - I often disagree with him but he was right on with this one.

Sep 4th, 2017
Rebecca Fletcher

This wine is pure elegance! 100% of the grapes are from the Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard. 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% petit Verdot. On the nose, blackberry, cassis, strawberry, mint, dried herbs, and black pepper. On the palate it is M++ balanced with a very long finish. this is a Cabernet Sauvignon that should be a benchmark wine representing Napa Valley. #greatwine #napawine#napawine#napawine #napa #wine #vino #sommelier #studywine #realmcellars #drcranevineyard #cabernetsauvignon

This wine is pure elegance! 100% of the grapes are from the Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard. 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% petit Verdot. On the nose, blackberry, cassis, strawberry, mint, dried herbs, and black pepper. On the palate it is M++ balanced with a very long finish. this is a Cabernet Sauvignon that should be a benchmark wine representing Napa Valley. #greatwine #napawine#napawine#napawine #napa #wine #vino #sommelier #studywine #realmcellars #drcranevineyard #cabernetsauvignon

3 people found it helpfulNov 21st, 2014
Bill Bender

5 hour decant. I’ve had a very tough time getting along with ‘09 Napa Cabs, finding most to be quite tannic, dumb and lacking any kind of expression. This Dr. Crane suffered from none of that. From the perfumed nose of Asian spice and significant depth and purity of fruit to the black cherry, chocolate covered expresso beans and red cedar taste profile, this is very ready now but it’s still clearly on the rise....and yes that is a Halloween 🎃 decoration on my fat lady sculpture

5 hour decant. I’ve had a very tough time getting along with ‘09 Napa Cabs, finding most to be quite tannic, dumb and lacking any kind of expression. This Dr. Crane suffered from none of that. From the perfumed nose of Asian spice and significant depth and purity of fruit to the black cherry, chocolate covered expresso beans and red cedar taste profile, this is very ready now but it’s still clearly on the rise....and yes that is a Halloween 🎃 decoration on my fat lady sculpture

2 people found it helpfulOct 8th, 2017