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2012 Realm Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard

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  • 100 WA
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon
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SKU: 215633-2012

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  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 100

    A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petit Verdot, Realm's perfect 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard exhibits a La Mission Haut-Brion-like bouquet of blueberries, scorched earth, burning embers and spring flowers, a dense, opulent, full-bodied mouthfeel, and a staggeringly long, multidimensional, 60-second finish. It can be drunk with enormous pleasure now, but promises to evolve for at least a quarter of a century. For historical buffs, the Dr. Crane Vineyard is named after a real doctor, who first planted the vineyard in 1858. In the 1920s, this small area was once considered the home of migrant Chinese workers.
    Drink Dates: 2014-2039
    Author: Robert Parker
    Issue: 215
  • Vinous | Rating: 95

    The darker side of Dr. Crane comes through in the 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard. Raspberry jam wild flowers, menthol, licorice, dried herbs and smoke are all laced together in the glass. A dollop of Petit Verdot adds darkness, but at the end of the day, Dr. Crane can't be denied. No matter what, the 2012 still has plenty of the lift, silkiness and pure sensuality that distinguishes this site from so many others in St. Helena and Napa Valley.
    Drink Dates: 2016 - 2027
    Author: Antonio Galloni
    Issue: Dec 2014
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Initially had some cherry notes, but was very closed. Three+ hours of air and it was a different wine. Softer entry and round mouthfeel but a firm structure behind it. The flavors became much more layered. A really nice wine.
    Author: Jeffrey M989
Realm Cellars' mission is to produce handcrafted Bordeaux varietals, in limited quantities, from the finest fruit available in Napa Valley.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 156 bottles owned
  • 43 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 43 collectors)