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Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 750ml

Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

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Our block of Dr. Crane sits on the edge of an old creek bed that once carried rock and gravel from the mountainsides of Spring Mountain. Here, a perfect mix of drainage and stress produce a wine with definite "Wow" factor. Dark garnet translucently extends from the core to the rim. A signature richness of crème de cassis-fills the nose, followed by scents of crystallized blackberries, pie cherries, scorched earth and Crème Brûlée that leap from the glass. Healthy, impressive & blue succulent fruits produce an intoxicating multidimensional mouthfeel. If the mid pallet grabbed you watch out for the finish - it will seal the deal. Concentrated dark and red fruits from across the spectrum married with dark chocolate form a long and powerful finish that sails on, leaving echoes of exotic clove, and toasted graham cracker spice. A very impressive young wine. Decant for 4-5 hours when young or age for 8-10 years to bring out hidden nuances and layers.
Wine Advocate
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One of my favorite first-growth sites of Napa Valley is the Dr. Crane Vineyard on the back streets of St. Helena, and Myriad produces two cuvées: a 225-case Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and the Dr. Crane Vineyard Elysian, which is a barrel selection based on the best barrels Mike Smith can find from Darnajou and Taransaud cooperage. The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr Crane Vineyard, 15.1% alcohol, is from clone 337 and is a wine of great power and richness with complex blueberry and blackberry, charcoal and graphite notes, stunning minerality, beautiful purity, velvety tannins and a killer finish of close to 50+ seconds. This wine is drinkable because it is a 2014, but it should age nicely for two decades or more.

Robert Parker, December 2016
Jeb Dunnuck
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I loved the 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard and it offers sensational purity and elegance in its crème de cassis, lead pencil, graphite and smoked earth aromas and flavors. One of the deeper, richer and more concentrated wines in the lineup, yet still with the telltale 2014 suppleness and elegance, this full-bodied beauty has polished tannin, no hard edges and is pure class all the way. As with all the 2014s from Mike, it already offers pleasure today, yet will cruise in the cellar on it balance, purity and freshness.

July 2017
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Myriad's 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane is powerful, dense and sweet, with plenty of the fruit intensity that is typical of this site. Red cherry and raspberry jam, sweet spices, mint and spice notes all develop nicely. Succulent and juicy, the 2014 will drink well with minimal cellaring.

Antonio Galloni, December 2016

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