Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2006

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

Item No. 98727
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • RP95
  • ST93
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WS95
  • RP92
  • 2003
  • RP95

Winemaker's Notes

This powerhouse cabernet sauvignon is deep garnet in color and bursting with aromas of black currant and espresso, complemented by subtle savory notes. The weighty palate commands attention with pure, concentrated, sinuous layers of red and black fruits, mocha, dried herbs and tar. Hints of vanillin and clean earth complement big, chewy tannins on an enduring finish.

Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Dr. George Belden Crane is credited along with Charles Krug, as one of the major founders of the wine industry in Napa Valley. The vineyard was planted in 1858 in an area that became the Chinatown district of Santa Helena during prohibition. Characterized by gravelly loam soil, it was replanted with Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietals in 1998 when Andy Beckstoffer acquired it. We released our first vintage from the Dr. Crane Vineyard in 2003.

"Gorgeous blackberry and cassis fruit notes intermixed with notions of crushed, scorched rocks, graphite, licorice, and pain grille result in a prodigious aromatic display offered by the 2006 cabernet sauvignon beckstoffer dr. Crane vineyard. Soft, fleshy, and opulent (it recalls the 2004 version), this stunner will be drinkable upon release, and should last for two decades." 93-95 Points
Wine Advocate
December 28, 2007

"Opaque ruby. Powerful dark berry preserve aromas, with cured tobacco and roasted coffee qualities gaining strength with air. Deeply concentrated cassis and bitter cherry flavors are youthfully brooding and firmed by solid tannins. A bit inscrutable today but there is clearly superb material here." 91-93 Points
International Wine Cellar
May/June 2008

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Paul Hobbs has built his winery's portfolio from the ground up on a foundation of strong, collaborative relationships with the growers of some of Napa's and Sonoma's most compelling and historical properties. Meticulous vineyard management followed by minimally-invasive winemaking techniques is Paul Hobbs approach for producing wines that express their vineyard origins with utmost...

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It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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