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Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2018

$299.00

**All orders of 6 btls or more come in the beautiful, original ‘Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard’ wooden boxes.**

Note: I tried this wine last week in a lineup with some of the most serious, highly rated 2018 Napa Cabernet Sauvignons. All I can say is… WOW! I’m so glad this wine “only” got 99 points. If it got a perfect 100 from the Wine Advocate, we would’ve never sniffed a bottle. It’s one of the ultimate Napa Collector bottles. It should give you another 40-50 years of superb drinking.

Pioneering winemaker Paul Hobbs established his namesake winery in 1991 with the vision and dedication to sustainably craft wines with minimal intervention and meticulous care to capture the purist concept of place. These are super famous wines that showcase the individuality of new and historical sites in Napa Valley and Sonoma County and they have always been big hits with the Nicholas Wines crowd.

Of course these incredibly cellar-worthy collectors items are expensive, but Paul Hobbs explained to Parker’s Wine Advocate exactly why that is, “Because I got in early,” Hobbs said, “most of what we get is the heart of Andy’s properties—at least two rows from the boundaries and avenues. We are the most expensive because of that.”

Grown on the west side of St. Helena, this distinctive Cabernet shows off characteristics of the uber-famous vineyard from which it was plucked from with striking, deep dark fruit and sophisticated aromas of cacao bean, crème de cassis, and sweet tobacco on the nose. Napa pioneer Dr. George Belden Crane originally planted Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard in 1858. Ever since the 1990’s it’s been considered by most to be one of the very best Cabernet vineyard sites in the world.

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98 Points, Parker’s Wine Advocate
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard was aged in 70% new oak this vintage, as opposed to 100% as it normally is. Deep garnet-purple in color, it rolls out of the glass with perfumed rose hip tea, fragrant earth and incense scents, giving way to a core of kirsch, blackberry preserves and blackcurrant pastilles plus a touch of iron ore. Full-bodied, rich and seductive, it has exquisitely ripe, finely grained tannins and a refreshing backbone, finishing long and minerally.

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