Realm Beckstoffer Dr. Crane 2017 750ml

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  • Overview
  • Located in what used to be St. Helena’s “Chinatown” in the 1920’s, Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard now sits in a residential neighborhood on the west side of town, an unassuming site bordered by an old riverbed and a rock quarry.
Brand Realm
Appellation California
Vintage 2017
Oak Treatment New French oak
Aging 24 months
Total Varietal Composition % 100% Cabernet Sauvignon

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"Winemaker Benoit Touquette hit a home run with the 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane, which is possibly the wine of the vintage. Based mostly on Cabernet Sauvignon from a magical, first growth site just outside of St. Helena, it reveals a deep purple hue as well as powerful notes of blackcurrant liqueur, chocolate, unsmoked tobacco, and gravelly earth. With its full-bodied richness, sweet tannins, and opulent texture, you’d never guess it came from the 2017 vintage. It’s a remarkable achievement for an incredibly talented team. I suspect it might close down with 2-4 years of bottle age, so I’d either try a bottle immediately on release or do your best to hold off for 7-8 years."

98 points, Jeb Dunnuck (Jan. 2020)


"Intense blackberries and iodine with tile and spice. Energetic aromas. Full body. Lead pencil. Stone and black fruit. Tar and licorice. Crushed cement. Chewy, yet pretty. Drink after 2023 and onwards."

98 points, James Suckling (Feb. 2020)