Paul Hobbs

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon

9.625 ratings
9.54 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
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
Ron R
9.6

Our first time tasting this, and kudos to the farming and the winemaker. It’s extracted and sweet, but also beguiling. Treacle on the nose combines with toasted bread. Mid palate presents rich dark cherries, forest floor, brown sugar and cinnamon notes. Soft velvety texture meshes nicely with moderate acidity. On the bubble right now, so consume if you have them. A beauty for sure.

Our first time tasting this, and kudos to the farming and the winemaker. It’s extracted and sweet, but also beguiling. Treacle on the nose combines with toasted bread. Mid palate presents rich dark cherries, forest floor, brown sugar and cinnamon notes. Soft velvety texture meshes nicely with moderate acidity. On the bubble right now, so consume if you have them. A beauty for sure.

1 person found it helpfulJun 27th, 2021
Joe Flo

RP 100pt. Wine dinner 3 hrs. Decanting

RP 100pt. Wine dinner 3 hrs. Decanting

Nov 15th, 2021
Luis Gimenez

Full bodied, with dark red fruits and warm spices. Low tannins and pleasant bouquet

Full bodied, with dark red fruits and warm spices. Low tannins and pleasant bouquet

Oct 30th, 2021
Paul K
9.6

@Jason and Jennie i see why this is your favorite vineyard. This is outstanding. The nose is violets, black fruit, oak, and graphite - subtle. The pallet is gorgeous; blackberry, cherries, chocolate... wraps up with acidity and tannins wrestling to win the close. I wish every wine had this story.

@Jason and Jennie i see why this is your favorite vineyard. This is outstanding. The nose is violets, black fruit, oak, and graphite - subtle. The pallet is gorgeous; blackberry, cherries, chocolate... wraps up with acidity and tannins wrestling to win the close. I wish every wine had this story.

Feb 12th, 2021
Aaron Hamrock

Really fantastic tonight.

Really fantastic tonight.

Sep 3rd, 2017
Brent Dingman

:)

Aug 6th, 2017
Aaron Hamrock

Blueberry, blackberry, cinnamon. The structure in this wine allows it to be consumed early or after several years of age. Pairing really well with the ribeye at Table 128.

Blueberry, blackberry, cinnamon. The structure in this wine allows it to be consumed early or after several years of age. Pairing really well with the ribeye at Table 128.

Jul 16th, 2017
Mono Head

$265. Not a great finish. A little sour. It's not complete and not full body. I was definitely not impressed with these Paul Hobbs wines. For the prices I would certainly look for others.

$265. Not a great finish. A little sour. It's not complete and not full body. I was definitely not impressed with these Paul Hobbs wines. For the prices I would certainly look for others.

Jul 9th, 2017
Aaron Hamrock

Blueberry, blackberry, graphite and crushed rock. Wow what a great wine. Decanted for an hour and it is really showing well.

Blueberry, blackberry, graphite and crushed rock. Wow what a great wine. Decanted for an hour and it is really showing well.

Jul 7th, 2017