2010 Paul Hobbs "Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard" Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
This has a very spicy, dried-fruit character with blackberries and blueberries. Full body with chewy, powerful tannins. Gravelly and intense. Big and powerful. Try in four or five years. I love the contrast in this wine. Smells so ripe and intense. Crazy wine.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Beckstoffer Dr. Crane Vineyard is rich, sumptuous and totally striking. It brings together all of the classic Dr. Crane qualities -- expressive aromatics, silky tannins and voluptuous fruit, all with the crystalline purity of 2010. Juicy dark cherries, roses, sweet spices and crushed rocks are layered into the expressive finish. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2025. (AG)
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Inky purple. An explosive perfume presents dark fruit liqueur, exotic spices and incense. Lush, palate-coating blackberry and cassis flavors show superb energy, becoming smokier and spicier with air. Refuses to let go of the palate on the finish, which features supple but substantial tannins and a lingering floral nuance. (ST)