Myriad Cellars Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
|Region||California, Napa Valley, St Helena|
The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is stunning, and certainly not far off the smaller production Elysian release, although it has a more open, sexy, ready to go style. Loads of mulled blackcurrants, dried violets, chocolate, tobacco, and cedar pencil notes give way to an incredibly sexy, full-bodied 2012 that has loads of fruit, no hard edges, and the weightless, elegant style that sets the 2012 vintage apart. It's a stunning wine to drink over the coming 15-20 years.
The initial mix of loamy earth, road tar, cedar and tobacco notes makes way for a dense core of dark berry fruit, with touches of dried herb, licorice, mocha and toasty oak, showing some heat as well. Big and angular now, but should reward with time in the cellar. Drink now through 2028. 200 cases made.
Dark red cherries, plums, flowers, mint and spices meld together in Myriad's 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane. The typical Dr. Crane succulence comes through in spades in a soft, beautifully textured Cabernet Sauvignon that is open and expressive today. The 2012 should drink well for another decade or so.