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2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard Paul Hobbs California Saint Helena United States Still wine

2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard

Paul Hobbs

97Average Score
flagCalifornia / United States
Red
drink-now2023-2047

This is an astoundingly elegant Cabernet. Paul Hobbs sources from two specific sections of this historic vineyard (first planted in 1858 – thought to be one of the first Cabernet Sauvignon sites in the region). He’s reduced the level of oak a little, with 87% new for 20 months (and less toasting) – something that shows and allows the fruit quality to shine through. The resulting wine in 2018 is pretty – full of perfumed florals and dainty cassis fruit, with cedar, sweetness and spice. But while the vibrancy and purity of ripe fruit is what instantly hits you, it’s the amazing chalk-textured, ripe and silken tannins that speak of its class. There’s refreshing acidity, offsetting the plushness of the fruit, and a mineral edge to the long finish.

FINE+RARE  (March 2022)

6x75cl-0 Immediate | 19 Marketplace£1,600.00
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