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Date Printed: 7/23/2016
Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008
(search item no. 109166)
collectible wine
older vintages
has large label

The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 7/23/2016: $149.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 96 points
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 97 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points

Winemaker's Notes:

The opaque, dark ruby 2008 Beckstoffer Dr. Crane reveals concentrated aromas of ripe boysenberry, black cherry and dried herbs. The dense, powerful palate boasts rich flavors of black currant, Bing cherry, dark-roast espresso, pencil shavings and sandlewood. The extended finish is supported by soft, silky tannins and accentuated by a spice box of sage and tobacco.
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About Paul Hobbs:

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 finesse, complexity and authenticity; in other words, wines with a sense of place. As a winemaker, Paul is highly regarded for his ability to identify exceptional vineyards along with his pioneering, innovative work with new and historical sites and regions. His success has inspired a wealth of nicknames among the press, from quiet trendsetter to truffle-hunting dog. He founded Paul Hobbs Winery in 1991, Vina Cobos in 1999 and is a leading consultant winemaker around the globe.