Realm Cellars

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.5333 ratings
9.341 pro ratings
St. Helena, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Greg Gregory

Classy. More reserved than the usual Realm from Dr. Crane and for me that's a good thing. Loved it.

Classy. More reserved than the usual Realm from Dr. Crane and for me that's a good thing. Loved it.

Aug 13th, 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
Steven Beal

Wine to live on breakfast lunch and dinner

Wine to live on breakfast lunch and dinner

2 people found it helpfulAug 10th, 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

1 person found it helpfulOct 8th, 2017
Nico J. Snyman

I don't really know how to drink this one, but with certain chargrilled items I imagine it could be a possibility.

I don't really know how to drink this one, but with certain chargrilled items I imagine it could be a possibility.

Mar 14th, 2017
Jeff D.

Explosive fruit and spice with great structure. A+ effort!

Explosive fruit and spice with great structure. A+ effort!

Sep 10th, 2016
Bob Bryden

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

9.9

Ranks among the best Napa Cabs I have ever had. We were still talking about the finish 15 minutes later.

Ranks among the best Napa Cabs I have ever had. We were still talking about the finish 15 minutes later.

Jul 20th, 2015
Amy Morgan

A beautiful example of wine with great intensity and depth. Layers of black fruits (black plums, blackberries, black currants) dark bitter chocolate, leather, oak and spice. Opulent and rich on the palate with lush black fruits, powdered chocolate, toast all balanced by acidity and fine grained tannins. One of the best 2011 Napa Cabernets out there.

A beautiful example of wine with great intensity and depth. Layers of black fruits (black plums, blackberries, black currants) dark bitter chocolate, leather, oak and spice. Opulent and rich on the palate with lush black fruits, powdered chocolate, toast all balanced by acidity and fine grained tannins. One of the best 2011 Napa Cabernets out there.

Jul 10th, 2015
Cameron Hobel

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

9.3

Out of mag... Good job Hirby

Out of mag... Good job Hirby

May 23rd, 2015
David Stevens

Co-Owner 750 Wines

10

Wowza

Wowza

Apr 9th, 2015