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2006 Realm - Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - St Helena - Red

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USA - California - Napa - St Helena

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
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Realm Cellars' mission is to produce handcrafted Bordeaux varietals, in limited quantities, from the finest fruit available in Napa Valley. More »

IWC 93
WS 87
WA 92
Drink Dates
WA: 2008-2023 WS: 2010-2015
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IWC 93
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144

($105) Bright medium ruby. Redcurrant, minerals and herbs on the intense nose, lifted by a floral element. Juicy, spicy and downright suave, with redcurrant and raspberry flavors complicated by tobacco leaf. Nothing overripe about this 2006. This really spreads out on the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Finishes with smooth tannins and excellent length.

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WA 92
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 180
Drink Dates 2008-2023

The dense purple-hued 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is fashioned from a gravelly site that was probably an old riverbed. A beautiful effort, it reveals notes of scorched rocks, blue and black fruits, lead pencil shavings, and sweet toasty oak along with dazzling purity, a full-bodied, multilayered mouthfeel, and a long, smooth finish. It has avoided the vintage's hard, spiky tannins, and should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 15+ years.

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WS 87
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010-2015

A dense, rich, extracted style, with dry earthy currant, cassis, wild berry, herb and sage notes that are full-bodied and very dry and tannic on the finish, ending with a strong oak presence.

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Author RossW
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Tasted On 01/16/2011
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Author Adriel L
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.703%
Tasted On 08/20/2010

Dr. Crane did not disappoint this year with Mike Hirby again at the helm. Fruit there is ample doses but extremely well balanced with a elongated finish.

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