James Suckling Review
This is classic Crane with red fruit, plums, crushed stones and spices. Full, yet reserved and focused. This is a benchmark Crane for me in this vintage. Shows the stony character with polish. They tamed the Crane. Better after 2025.
Jeb Dunnuck Review
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard offers a sweet, Pauillac-like bouquet of blackcurrants and cassis as well as tobacco, cedar pencil, and flowery incense. This carries to a ripe, full-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon with wonderful purity, ripe, velvety tannins, no hard edges, and the vintage's ripe, supple, yet incredibly elegant style front and center. It's a gorgeous, classic Dr. Crane Cabernet Sauvignon that benefits from a decant and will evolve for another 20+ years. Drink 2022-2042.
Wine Tasting Notes
The first Dr. Crane from Tor shows just why wineries clamor for the best sites within this small old quarry site in St Helena. Right out of the ate this shows the classic hot rocks/wet earth profile that it has become known for. This has loads of espresso, dark chocolate, cloves and juniper berries. As rich as this is it has a remarkable mid palate freshness that just carries the wine through to an almost endless finish.