Wine Advocate | Rating: 100A 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: 2014-2039Author: Robert Parker
Self | Rating: 94Initially 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
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 156 bottles owned
- 43 collectors
- Average collector rating: 94
(Out of 43 collectors)