Paul Hobbs Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2015
The 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon from the Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard, opaque ruby red, displays a certain profundity in its appearance. On the nose, opulent aromas of graphite, crushed blackberry, and savory herbs lend warmth to the overall experience. Silky on the palate with powerful yet seamlessly integrated tannins and focused flavors of cassis, cacao, and garrigue. This refined and feminine cabernet sauvignon will pair lusciously with braised beef short ribs, or a grilled lamb chop topped with wild mushrooms and shallots. Serve at 50°-55° F.
Wine AdvocateDeep garnet-purple, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard leaps from the glass with opulent crÃÂ¨me de cassis, raspberry tart and black forest cake notions plus underlying cigar box, mocha, licorice and forest floor suggestions. Full-bodied, rich, spicy and decadently generous in the mouth, it has a firm, velvety foundation and wonderful precision, featuring an invigorating lift on the very long, multilayered and provocatively earthy finish. 815 cases were made.