Ratings & Tasting Notes:
99 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
There are 400 cases of the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, which is 96% Cabernet Sauvignon and 4% Petit Verdot. This comes from the backstreets of St. Helena and the site basically looks like a quarry with its extreme gravelly soils. The wine is made from clone 337, which may be my favorite of the Cabernet clones. As I have said before, this is a Mission Haut-Brion on steroids – an incredibly fabulous wine with notes of scorched earth, charcoal embers, blackberry and blueberry fruit, an almost endless mouthfeel with powerful fruit, but elegance as well as purity. A thoroughly flawless and seamless full-bodied wine with 30 years of upside, this is pure perfection. If you have the patience, try to hold off for a couple of years, as this is one of the more structured of the 2014s. (RP)(12/2016)
98 points James Suckling
An exquisitely complete wine reminiscent of a tightly wound ball of silk. Medium to full body and mind-blowing flavors of iodine, blackberries and blueberries. It seems to open up beautifully. Goes on for minutes. (1/2017)
Stored on it’s side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.
Please note: The bottle shown is one of the exact bottles being sold.
Photographs have been taken from different angles in order to exhibit the exact item condition.
Slight wine stain on label. This is not from leakage, it is from another bottle in the case which broke and leaked onto it, leaving a slight stain.